20 Best Poems About Valentine’s Day and Love

Love is always in the air, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day, it becomes extra special. It seems that Valentine’s Day has been forced to become a holiday by giving out greeting cards, flowers, pieces of jewelry, and other gifts. 

The truth is that love doesn’t need to have any material things when love is given. Sometimes, a simple love letter or a poem can mean all the world to your loved one.

Just like true love, a letter can prove its own value to recognize the purpose of your love. 

To help you get inspired during this Valentine’s Day, here are the best poems to put an added dose of spark in your romance.

Poems About Valentine's Day

1. “My Promise” by Dan P. Brown

If you were my rose, then I’d be your sun,

painting you rainbows when the rains come.

I’d change my orbit to banish the night,

as to keep you in my nurturing light.

If you were my world, then I’d be your moon,

your silent protector, a night-light in the gloom.

Our fates intertwined, two bodies in motion

through time and space, our dance of devotion.

If you were my island, then I’d be your sea,

caressing your shores, soft and gentle I’d be.

My tidal embrace would leave gifts on your sands,

but by current and storm, I’d ward your gentle lands.

If you were love’s promise, then I would be time,

your constant companion till stars align.

And though we are mere mortals, true love is divine,

and my devotion eternal, to my one valentine.

2. “Recreation” by Audre Lorde

Coming together 

it is easier to work

after our bodies meet

paper and pen

neither care nor profit

whether we write or not

but as your body moves

under my hands

charged and waiting

we cut the leash

you create me against your thighs

hilly with images

moving through our word countries

my body

writes into your flesh

the poem

you make of me.

Touching you I catch midnight

as moon fires set in my throat

I love you flesh into blossom

I made you

and take you made

into me.

3. “We Belong to One Another” by Joydip Dutt

We belong to one another, like the body and soul.

You make me complete; you make me whole.

How much I love you is beyond any measure.

You are my wealth, you’re the one I truly treasure.

We belong to one another, like the earth and the moon.

You are an answer to my prayers, you came as a boon.

How do I say what joy you bring and how much pleasure?

No one can discern it because it’s beyond any measure.

We belong to one another, like the waves and the sea,

Because I am a part of you, and you are a part of me.

I now understand what it means to deeply care,

And I know true love is hard to find as it’s indeed rare.

We belong to one another; this is how it is meant to be,

Because how else can I define our love logically.

I cannot describe how wonderful I feel,

But I know true love has the power to heal.

When love is so true and love is so pure,

There can’t be heartache, for love is the cure.

And on this Valentine’s Day, on this day of love,

I give this poem to the one I am so thankful of!

4. “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love with a passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,

5. “Eternal Emotion” by Mason C. Ford

As long as the birds are singing,

As long as the fish can swim,

As long as the sun keeps shining,

I will love you in the bright or dim.

As long as the wind keeps blowing,

As long as the ocean waves,

As long as the stars are shimmering,

You will have my heart enslaved.

As long as time keeps flowing,

As long as the sky is blue,

As long as planets are spinning,

My love will forever be with you.

6. “Close Close All Night” by Elizabeth Bishop

Close close all night

the lovers keep.

They turn together

in their sleep,

Close as two papers

in a book

that read each other

in the dark.

Each knows all

the other knows,

learnt by heart

from head to toes.

7. “My Valentine Girl” by Dane Lee

I want to give a special Valentine to you,

And I think I’m crushing, if you only knew.

Each day I feel like I’m floating on an endless cloud,

A weightless feather, a soft melodious sound.

As I look into your eyes, your beauty engulfs me.

I feel like I’m flying, soaring, sailing free.

I don’t have things to give, like diamonds or pearls,

But all I want to do is make you my girl.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you, and I must have to say,

That you are the girl that just makes my day!

You’re so sweet, and gorgeous, I never want to part

‘Cause you’re the one that had stolen my heart.

8. “Come Slowly, Eden” by Emily Dickinson

Come slowly, Eden

Lips unused to thee.

Bashful, sip thy jasmines,

As the fainting bee,

Reaching late his flower,

Round her chamber hums,

Counts his nectars—alights,

And is lost in balms

9. “My First, My Last, My Valentine” by Sokea Meas

I’ve never imagined that there can be this day.

A day that love will find its way

Out of my heart and into your soul.

These feelings I have are beyond my control.

All my life I have waited patiently

For a goddess like you, so beautiful, so lovely.

Words can’t express the way I feel.

These feelings toward you are all for real.

You are the reason why I go on.

Eternity can’t separate this special bond.

This heart of mine is reserved for you.

Forever it is yours; this love is true.

I’ll be your first and you’ll be my last.

My world, my everything, till my time has passed.

I will always love you until the end of time.


10. “I Wanna Be Yours” by John Cooper Clarke

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner

breathing in your dust

I wanna be your Ford Cortina

I will never rust

If you like your coffee hot

let me be your coffee pot

You call the shots

I wanna be yours

I wanna be your raincoat

for those frequent rainy days

I wanna be your dreamboat

when you want to sail away

Let me be your teddy bear

take me with you anywhere

I don’t care

I wanna be yours

I wanna be your electric meter

I will not run out

I wanna be the electric heater

you’ll get cold without

I wanna be your setting lotion

hold your hair in deep devotion

Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean

that’s how deep is my devotion

11. “You Are” by Genny R. Tajalle

As we watch the sun go down,

I want to let you know,

my love for you is forever;

I’ll never let you go.

You’re the one I’ve been searching for,

the one I’ve finally found;

without you in my life,

my world wouldn’t go round.

The love you bring into my heart,

which is so true and kind,

is something in no other

I could truly find.

You’re the only one for me.

God tells me so

deep within my heart, mind, body and soul.

Today isn’t just an ordinary Valentine’s Day.

It’s all about me and you,

about the love we share,

and how it will forever continue to grow.

It’s not all about the chocolates or the dozen roses;

it’s about the love we found,

how much we’ve been blessed.

Everything happens for a reason.

I believe this statement is true;

that’s why you were sent to me

and I was sent to you.

I’ve never been more happy,

as I’ve been with you.

Even through the rough times,

we always make it through;

To be with you for eternity

is all I want for me and you.

All I want to say,

on our very first Valentine’s Day, is:

I may not be your first love,

but I promise, with all my heart,

that I will be that one from up above,

your one and only, true love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

12. “I Will Always Love You” by Richard M. Deets

I desire you when splinters of light appear

And the dew lazily joins morning sky.

When arias, pining birds to mates sing,

I want the soothing softness of your kiss.

I desire you when the sun centers the sky

And shadows hide beneath the soles of feet.

When butterflies dance among petals white,

I want the sparkle of your smiling eyes.

I desire you as the moon welcomes the night

And skies are flooded with twinkling bright stars.

When candles flicker their last silent breath,

I then want to feel your sensuous touch.

I desire you when passion swells all your soul

And your lovely face shines with radiance.

When your moist lips are full of love’s desire,

I want to feel every pulse of your heart.

I desire you when you are weary and down

And gray skies sprinkle droplets of sad tears.

When the world laughs at your every stumble,

I want to gently sooth your sorrows.

I desire you my love in every moment.

As time adds years like sands on the beach,

When you sense your beauty slipping to the wind,

I will want you so much more than now.

13. “Passing Time” by Maya Angelou

Your skin like dawn

Mine like musk

One paints the beginning

of a certain end.

The other, the end of a

sure beginning.

14. “A Lover’s Poem” by Quinetta Hawkins

I never knew love until I found you.

Always thought it was a myth until you showed me it was true.

A fairytale story that I thought would never come true,

But all that changed when I ran into you.

Never in a million years would I turn back the hands of time.

Even through all the heartaches and break-ups,

I manage to find a path that led my way to you.

Never thought true love existed until I found you,

And I hope you feel the same.

I see it in your eyes, and everyone knows the eyes don’t lie.

We have our ups and downs, but our love remains the same.

Never will I curse love because I found the true meaning.

15. “Love” by Nicole M. Nugent

Sublime cool breezes

Relieve, hot sultry moments.

Wax and wanes against the tide

Forgive, under soft moonlight.

Passes over us like a storm

Feel the pause of exhilaration.

Moving ripples in the stream

Hope, in the shallows of darkness.

Splendour of raindrops

Listen, to the moments lost.

Perpetuates plunge from the Jetty

Nurture, the joy of faith.

Plummet into the Abyss

Breathe, the rise and fall of emotion.

16. “If I Could, I Would” by Beryl L. Edmonds

If I were an Artist, I’d paint pictures of you

Upon a canvas in lovely colourful hue.

If I were a Singer, I would sing you a song,

A beautiful melody to last you lifelong.

If I were an Actress, a starlet of the stage,

I’d play my part with finesse just for you always.

If I were a Dancer, I’d dance all through the night,

Just to be in your loving arms, holding me tight.

If I were a Poet, I’d write you a sonnet

With love and romance upon every line of it.

If I were an Author, I’d write our love story

That would light up the world with star-like bright glory.

If I were a Chef, I’d prepare a tasty meal,

A Valentine’s special for my beau ideal.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

17. “Love” by Roy Croft

I love you

Not only for what you are,

But for what I am

When I am with you.

I love you,

Not only for what

You have made of yourself,

But for what

You are making of me.

I love you

For the part of me

That you bring out;

I love you

For putting your hand

Into my heaped-up heart

And passing over

All the foolish, weak things

That you can’t help

Dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out Into the light

All the beautiful belongings

That no one else had looked

Quite far enough to find

I love you because you

Are helping me to make

Of the lumber of my life

Not a tavern

But a temple.

Out of the works

Of my every day

Not a reproach

But a song.

I love you

Because you have done

More than any creed

Could have done

To make me good.

And more than any fate

Could have done

To make me happy.

You have done it

Without a touch,

Without a word,

Without a sign.

You have done it

By being yourself.

Perhaps that is what

Being a friend means,

After all.

18. “Imagine” by Apurva

I imagine.

When I do,

I can only think of you.

How your smile spreads to your eyes,

Making me want to live in the moment forever.

I imagine

That we walk on paths,

Unknown to us,

Filled with fear and excitement,

Winding with happiness that is constant.

I imagine

That we see the dawn,

Bursting with resplendent hues,

And birds soaring in the sky,

Inviting us to hum along.

I imagine

That we break rules,

Do things our own way,

Travel the world,

To leave our traces.

I imagine

A cold winter night

In your arms,

Watching the snow,

Sitting at the window.

I imagine

The story of us

Has no end

Or beginning

But continues like the universe.

I imagine

I could fill your heart

With all my love,

So that we know a love,

Mysterious to this world.

I imagine

And wonder

What you would imagine,

With a smile extending to my eyes.

19. “Those Who Love” by Sara Teasdale

Those who love the most,

Do not talk of their love,

Francesca, Guinevere,

Deirdre, Iseult, Heloise,

In the fragrant gardens of heaven

Are silent, or speak if at all

Of fragile inconsequent things.

And a woman I used to know

Who loved one man from her youth,

Against the strength of the fates

Fighting in somber pride

Never spoke of this thing,

But hearing his name by chance,

20. “Beauty of Your Love” by Joydip Dutt

You never say you love me

But your silence conveys a lot

Such is the beauty of your love

You never say you adore me

But the way you look at me shows a lot

Such is the beauty of your love

You never say you admire me

But your action proves a lot

Such is the beauty of your love

You never say you care for me

But the way you hold me close tells a lot 

Such is the beauty of your love 

You never say you cherish me

But your gentle kiss reveals a lot

Such is the beauty of your love 

You never say you’ll always be there for me

But the way you hold my hand indicates a lot

Such is the beauty of your love

If you want to show your love to someone who’s special to you, sending them a love letter or a poem will surely get their attention.

They will feel your love for them if you pour your heart out and be sincere with your thoughts. We hope that with the poems, we included above, you will be inspired to write your own poem in the future.

Joe Davies