30 Heartfelt love poems and quotes

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To love someone isn’t just a strong feeling. It’s a decision, a judgement, a PROMISE. Here are 30 heartfelt love poems and quotes to help you win them over.

Love Poems and Quotes:


1. All That's Not Love . . . (alan seeger )
All that's not love is the dearth of my days,
The leaves of the volume with rubric unwrit,
The temple in times without prayer, without praise,
The altar unset and the candle unlit.
Let me survive not the lovable sway
Of early desire, nor see when it goes
The courts of Life's abbey in ivied decay,
Whence sometime sweet anthems and incense arose.
The delicate hues of its sevenfold rings
The rainbow outlives not; their yellow and blue
The butterfly sees not dissolve from his wings,
But even with their beauty life fades from them too.
No more would I linger past Love's ardent bounds
Nor live for aught else but the joy that it craves,
That, burden and essence of all that surrounds,
Is the song in the wind and the smile on the waves.

2. I KNOW I MUST HAVE HURT YOU, CAUSED YOU PAIN
I know I must have hurt you, caused you pain.
More, I know that I have lost your trust.
I wish I had that moment back again
To pulverize my carelessness and lust.
Sometimes we have to lose what we most cherish
To understand how much we are in need.
We play with life until we nearly perish
To dare the darkness, though within we bleed.
I need you as the sun must have a rose
To turn its empty radiance to glory,
Or as a nation needs someone who knows
The secrets of its long-forgotten story.
I know my need of you more than before;
Thus for my trespass you may trust me more.

3. THE APPEAL (D.H. Lawrence)
You, Helen, who see the stars
As mistletoe berries burning in a black tree,
You surely, seeing I am a bowl of kisses,
Should put your mouth to mine and drink of me.
Helen, you let my kisses steam
Wasteful into the night’s black nostrils; drink
Me up I pray; oh you who are Night’s Bacchante,
How can you from my bowl of kisses shrink!

4. It was June in the garden - émile verhaere
It was June in the garden, our hour and our day, and our eyes looked upon all things with so great a love that the roses seemed to us to open gently, and to see and love us.
The sky was purer than it had ever been: the insects and birds floated in the gold and gladness of an air as frail as silk, and our kisses were so exquisite that they gave an added beauty to the sunshine and the birds.
It was as though our happiness had suddenly become azure, and required the whole sky wherein to shine; through gentle openings, all life entered our being, to expand it.
And we were nothing but invocatory cries, and wild raptures, and vows and entreaties, and the need, suddenly, to recreate the gods, in order to believe.

5. Ode in May (Sir William Watson)
What is so sweet and dear
...As a prosperous morn in May,
...The confident prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year,
When nothing that asks for bliss,
...Asking aright, is denied,
And half of the world a bridegroom is,
And half of the world a bride?

6. I LOVE YOU AS A VALLEY LOVES
I love you as a valley loves
The river through its fields,
Or as a note upon a page
The music that it yields.
I need you as the moon requires
The sun to make it shine,
Or as a soul in search of faith
Is rescued by some sign.
You are as much a part of me
As meadows are of Earth,
Or as a song is of a heart,
Replenishing its worth.
I love you as a hawk loves air,
Or a sailor loves the sea,
Or as a strong wave seeks the sand,
But ah! do you love me? 

7. You said to me, one evening - émile verhaere
You said to me, one evening, words so beautiful that doubtless the flowers that leaned towards us suddenly loved us, and one among them, in order to touch us both, fell upon our knees.
You spoke to me of a time nigh at hand when our years like over-ripe fruit would be ready for the gathering, how the knell of destiny would ring out, and how we should love each other, feeling ourselves growing old.
Your voice enfolded me like a dear embrace, and your heart burned so quietly beautiful, that at that moment I could have seen without fear the beginning of the tortuous roads that lead to the tomb.

8. I thought our joy benumbed for ever - émile verhaere
I thought our joy benumbed for ever, like a sun faded before it was night, on the day that illness with its leaden arms dragged me heavily towards its chair of weariness.
The flowers and the garden were fear or deception to me; my eyes suffered to see the white noons flaming, and my two hands, my hands, seemed, before their time, too tired to hold captive our trembling happiness.
My desires had become no more than evil weeds; they bit at each other like thistles in the wind; I felt my heart to be at once ice and burning coal and of a sudden dried up and stubborn in forgiveness.
But you said the word that gently comforts, seeking it nowhere else than in your immense love; and I lived with the fire of your word, and at night warmed myself at it until the dawn of day.
The diminished man I felt myself to be, both to myself and all others, did not exist for you; you gathered flowers for me from the window-sill, and, with your faith, I believed in health.
And you brought to me, in the folds of your gown, the keen air, the wind of the fields and forests, and the perfumes of evening or the scents of dawn, and, in your fresh and deep-felt kisses, the sun.

9. I LOOK AT YOU AND THINK: I CANNOT LIVE
I look at you and think: I cannot live
Without you; you’re the person of my dreams.
Of course I know I can, but I must give
My heart room to tell it as it seems.
Romance must have a language fit for feeling
More than fits between the earth and sky.
For love there cannot be a floor or ceiling:
My love goes down too deep and flies too high.
So when I say I cannot live without you,
Know I can’t imagine so much pain;
And when I claim to always dream about you,
Well, know the moon is happy once again.
The sun reveals cold truths for all to see,
But I must light my love with poetry. 

10. Oh! let the passing hand - émile verhaere
Oh! let the passing hand knock with its futile fingers on the door; our hour is so unique, and the rest—what matters the rest with its futile fingers?
Let dismal, tiresome joy keep to the road and pass on with its rattles in its hand.
Let laughter swell and clatter and die away; let the crowd pass with its thousands of voices.
The moment is so lovely with light in the garden about us; the moment is so rare with virgin light in our heart deep down in us.
Everything tells us to expect nothing more from that which comes or passes, with tired songs and weary arms, on the roads,
And to remain the meek who bless the day, even when night is before us barricaded with darkness, loving in ourselves above all else the idea that, gently, we conceive of our love.


Love Quotes:
11. Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care; but for another gives its' ease
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair
-William Blake

12. I know that somewhere in the Universe exists my perfect soulmate -- but looking for her is much more difficult than just staying at home and ordering another pizza.
-Alf Whit

13. You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without.
-Unknown

14. Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
-Erich Fromm

15. Real love stories never have endings.
-Richard Bach

16. If you love someone, do not put their name in a heart because hearts can be broken, instead put their name in a circle, because circles go on forever.
-Unknown

17. To love someone is
to see a miracle
invisible to others.
-Francois Mauriac

18. I thought I'd forget you,
but I guess I forgot to.
-Unknown

19. A break up is like a broken mirror.
It is better to leave it broken
than hurt yourself trying to fix it.
-Unknown

20. Better to have loved and lost, than
to have never loved at all.
-Saint Augustine

21. The laws of gravity cannot be held
responsible for people falling in love.
-Albert Einstein

22. Life in abundance comes only through great love.
-Elbert Hubbard

23. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

24. Looking back, I have this to regret, that too
often when I loved, I did not say so.
-David Grayson

25. Love is a canvas furnished by nature
and embroidered by imagination.
-Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

26. The most precious possession that ever comes to a
man in this world is a woman's heart.
-Josiah G. Holland

27. True love is like a ghost; everyone talks of it, few have seen it.
- La Rochefoucauld

28. Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.
- Unknown

29. Paradise is always where love dwells.
-Jean Paul F. Richter

30. There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.
-Melanie Griffith, Milk Money

Poems help us experience life from within another framework; hopefully this selection of love poems and quotes will be of help to you in exploring the depths of your emotions.

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