Are you looking for Valentine’s Day poems to give your girlfriend? Then you’ve come to the right spot! In this article, we will take a look at some of the best love poems ever created to help you give your girl the romantic day she craves.
[Tip: Handwrite one of these poems on a card or stationary paper, draw some hearts, and wrap a bow around it]
Keep reading to find these fantastic poems to make your girlfriend cry from joy. (more…)
by Gary R. Hess
The trees never swayed until you smiled.
The grass never grew until you laughed.
And when the leaves began to fall
and dry upon the earth,
they absorbed into the soil.
Trees and grass began to grow,
and fresh leaves lived. (more…)
Anne Bradstreet was one of the most remarkable English poets in early North American colonial history. She was the first Puritan author in American literature, and her writings continue to give insight into women’s role in Puritan society. Her writing “To My Dear and Loving Husband” is a great example of female Puritan belief. Let’s take a look at a synopsis of the poem along with an analysis of the figurative language she used.
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet is a love poem written about her and her husband’s relationship. The poem begins by speaking about how if two people ever became one person, then it was surely them. If a man was every loved by his wife, it would be him. If a wife was ever happy with her husband, then surely it was her and you can compare her to any other woman who feels the same. She goes on to state that she prizes him more than any riches of the world and that her love will never. She says that she can never repay the love of her husband and that she prays he will get his reward in heaven. She ends the poem by stating that even when they are in heaven that they will continue to love each other forever. (more…)
“Annabel Lee” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous writings. In this work, Poe looks at his love, Annabel Lee. Long ago, in a kingdom by a sea, lived a maiden named Annabel Lee who lived to love and be loved by the speaker. The two of them were so deeply in love that the “the wingèd seraphs of Heaven” coveted it. He says that this is why the “wind blew out of a cloud, chilling / My beautiful Annabel Lee” causing her “highborn kinsmen” to come and take her away from him and put her in a tomb. The angels, being not so happy in heaven, envied them and that is why they caused her to die. He says that their love is stronger than anyone wiser or older than him and that there isn’t any angel or demon that can take it away. He says that every night he dreams of his wife and sees her beautiful eyes in sky and all night long he lies next to his wife inside her tomb. (more…)
Sleepless nights have come and gone
but hope still lingers on its own.
For life awaits impending noon
in want for more as dawn moves on.
by Gary R. Hess
Withering through this maze of righteousness
exudes splendor to the unawakened.
THE WAITING BEE
by Gary R. Hess
The bee sat waiting upon the petal
for his queen to arrive.
He fluttered his wings
The greatest love poems ever written is among one of the biggest controversies discussed by modern literature aficionados. What poem is the best? Which poet deserves the honor? Must the poet be among the most famous to be included on the list?
All of these questions are incredibly important and are discussed in depth within most poetry circles. The list below is not meant to stop any of these questions being asked but instead, add to the discussion. Which poems do you think deserve to be included in the list? (more…)
BY GARY R. HESS
Her star-lit eyes gazed
upon my Earthly flesh.
A moment lapsed.
Her eyes escaped me.
Downward they moved,
and upon her breath
she awoke a sound of pleasure.