If you’re in love—skip the flowers and the chocolates and the teddy bears—express your romantic feelings with P-O-E-T-R-Y, fellas! Ladies, too!!!
Here, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is my favorite “love” poem for my husband.
To My Dear and Loving Husband
by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever,
That when we live no more we may live ever.
Poetry Valentines—Poems to email and pdf poem valentines that you can print and cut out
Be Mine: Poems for Sweethearts (Includes poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Derek Walcott, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, and e.e. cummings)
Love Poems (Includes links to poems by Paul Laurance Dunbar, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Herrick, Sara Teasdale, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Lord Byron)
More Poems for Valentine’s Day
At Wild Rose Reader, I have Edward Lear’s ever-popular poem The Owl and the Pussycat and a recommendation for a beautifully illustrated picture book version by Stephane Jorisch.
Kelly Herold has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Big A, little a.