Poems are one of the oldest forms of art representing art, culture, emotions, and traditions. With the urge to write poetry comes the passion for creating art. There are innumerable contributions to poetry from poets all over the world. Well, there is indeed a different fan base for love poetry across the globe. So, we have lined up some of the best romantic love poems ever!
1. William Butler Yeats’s “When you are old.”
Penned by William Butler Yeats, “When you are old” is one of the best love poems in literature where the poet remembers his love and explains that no one can love her the way he did. He elaborates his thoughts by saying that he loved her “pilgrim” soul in her, and he was true love!
2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How do I love thee?”
“How do I love thee” is a sonnet written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning that talks about loving beyond life being sweet and pretty. The poem includes some famous lines, such as “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways?”
3. William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”
William Shakespeare is known for his sonnets, poems, and extraordinary works. Well, we have managed to pick one of them, that is the Sonnet 116. In this poem, he talks about what love is by looking and checking up on what it is not. One of the famous lines from the sonnet says, “If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”
4. Pablo Neruda’s “Love Sonnet XI”
One of the best aspects to observe about Neruda’s love poems is the leaps of logic he takes. One of the popular phrases of this poem, Love Sonnet XI, written by Pablo Neruda, is “the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body.”
5. E.e Cummings’s “Undefined”
Undefined, written by e.e. Cummings, consists entirely of sentiment. On the other hand, he uses his unique techniques and knack for using literary conventions to keep the poem fresh and new!
6. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “When I too long have looked upon your face.”
“When I too long have looked upon your face” is another beautiful sonnet penned down by Edna St.Vincent Millay. In this poem, Millay starts her poem by comparing the look of the face of her beloved to look on the sun’s blinding light, which seems like both punishment and compliment.
7. Rabindranath Tagore’s “Unending Love”
“Unending love” is also one of the fantastic poems from Rabindranath Tagore. One of the famous lines from the poem is, “The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours, And the songs of every poet past and forever!”
8. Lisel Mueller’s “Romantics”
This poem talks about the relationship between Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, which is so evocative and seeks the truth transcending facts and figures!