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Valentine's poems for him

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate your soul mate, the love in your life, and your best friend than with a Valentine’s Day poem? Whether it’s a little something written in a Valentine’s Day card professing your feelings to your first love, or even better, a handmade card wishing them a happy Valentine’s Day, a short poem from a poet of yesteryear, or even original poems, is sure to go over splendidly this February 14th. To help you compose your love letter, below is a list of a variety of poems for him and her. Check out this list of the very best Valentine’s poems for him and her.

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Valentine’s Poems For Him & Her

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Shakespearean Sonnets

Shall I compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18)

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

The Love Conquers All (Sonnet 29)

When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Maya Angelou


Your hands easy weight,
teasing the bees hived in my hair,
your smile at the slope of my cheek.
On the occasion, you press above me,
glowing, spouting readiness,
and mystery rapes my reason
When you have withdrawn yourself and the magic,
when only the smell of your love lingers
between my breasts, then, only then,
can I greedily consume your presence.

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

A Conceit

Give me your hand
Make room for me to lead
and follow you
beyond this rage of poetry.
Let others have the privacy
of touching words
and love of loss of love.
For me
Give me your hand.

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Alas Madam For Stealing Of A Kiss

Alas, madam, for stealing of a kiss
Have I so much your mind there offended?
Have I then done so grievously amiss
That by no means it may be amended?
Then revenge you, and the next way is this:
Another kiss shall have my life ended,
For to my mouth the first my heart did suck;
The next shall clean out of my breast it pluck.

Joanna Fuchs

Will You Be My Valentine

My days are filled with yearning;
My nights are full of dreams.
I’m always thinking of you;
I’m in a trance, it seems.
You’re all I ever wanted;
I wish you could be mine;
And so I have to ask you:
Will you be my Valentine?

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

A Joy I Never Knew

Have I told you, Valentine,
That I’m all wrapped up in you?
My feelings for you bring to me
A joy I never knew.
You light up everything for me;
In my heart you shine;
Illuminating my whole life,
My darling Valentine.

Emily Dickinson

It’s All I Have To Bring Today

It’s all I have to bring today
This, and my heart beside
This, and my heart, and all the fields
And all the meadows wide
Be sure you count
should I forget
Some one the sum could tell
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

Jack Prelutsky

I Love You More Than Applesauce

I love you more than applesauce,
than peaches and a plum,
than chocolate hearts and cherry tarts
and berry bubblegum.
I love you more than lemonade
and seven-layer cakes,
than lollipops and candy drops
and thick vanilla shakes.
I love you more than marzipan,
than marmalade on toast,
Oh, I love pies of any size,
but I love YOU the most!

Valentine's Poems For Him & Her

Author Unknown

To My Valentine

My sweetheart is lovely,
a maiden so fair,
No wonder my thoughts
are ever with her.
In work or in pleasure,
in rain or in shine,
There’s none in my heart
but my Valentine.

A Hundred Hearts

A hundred hearts
would be too few
To carry all
my love for you.


I sought for love
but love ran away from me.
I sought my soul
but my soul I couldn’t see.
Then I sought you
and I found all three.

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