The greatest poets of our time described love and lovers through timeless pieces that we still appreciate and cherish until today.
Through these poems, I see that the exhilaration that comes with a new love is the same for everybody. We may be different from one another but love, despite its twists and turns, connects us all.
Here's a compilation of lines from the greatest love poems of all time.
More often than not, love grows from admiration or attraction.
The Avenue by Frances Cornford
Sometimes, we even direct this love to people we don't know yet.
Sometimes we find a love so precious that we keep it away from the world's - or our object of affection - awareness and judgement.
I Carry Your Heart with Me by E.E.Cummings
Love moves in mysterious ways as the song goes. We can only comprehend it up to the level that we can feel and give it.
I cannot find it out;
I Prithee Send Me Back My Heart by Sir John Suckling
There's love we try to build despite being thousands of miles apart.
When lovers get together, finally, promises are made.
A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
They understand one another and treat each other like home.
The Bargain by Sir Philip Sydney
Their love grows from admiration to unwavering faithfulness and loyalty.
To the Bridge of Love by Juan Ramon Jimenez
Love, then, matures into an endless, undying bond that connects them even in the afterlife.
How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning
These are from one of my favorites, describing how we cannot fully comprehend and capture love's meaning.
I Do Not Love You by Pablo Neruda
I hope these poems inspired and touched you as you read them. More poetry next time!
Writing from my noiseless street in Tambon Prasing, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.