Short Romantic Love Poems

expressing short romantic love poemsAre you planning a celebration? Short romantic love poems are great for your special events but they are also great for day-to-day life.

Romantic thoughts or poetry can be used in many forms, such as these:

  • Write a romantic poem on a post-it note and leave it in your partner’s briefcase.
  • Include a short poem on the grocery list.
  • Spell your love out using fridge magnets or Alphabets cereal.
  • Leave a thoughtful note or limerick on the bathroom mirror while your partner takes a shower.
  • Publish your love poem in the classified section of your local newspaper.

Short Romantic Love Poems and Quotes



Here is part of the poem “Beauty’s a Flower” by Moira O’Neill, edited by Louis Untermeyer, ed. and published in Modern British Poetry in 1920.

Youth’s for an hour,

Beauty’s a flower,

But love is the jewel that wins the world.

Here is something by Saint-Exupery:

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Another love quote from Alexander Pope:

“Love, free as air at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. “

Romantic Things to Say in a Letter

Feeling a little embarrassed about revealing your emotions in the written form? Why not get inspired from what Napoleon Bonaparte wrote to Josephine De Beauharnais in one of his love letters:

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoi. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart!

Romantic Poetry from Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote this “Part Three: Love XXXVII” in her Complete Poems, which was published in 1924.

Love is anterior to life,

Posterior to death,

Initial of creation, and

The exponent of breath.

Or another poem from Emily Dickinson “Part Five: The Single Hound CXII.”

That Love is all there is,

Is all we know of Love;

It is enough, the freight should be

Proportioned to the groove.


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