If my lover were a comet
Hung in air,
I would braid my leaping body
In his hair.
Yea, if they buried him ten leagues
Beneath the loam,
My fingers they would learn to dig
And I’d plunge home!
On Valentine’s Day, people seek the perfect way to express their love and affection: flowers, chocolates, cards, etc. What better way to express the passion, tenderness, or heartbreak of a relationship than through poetry? Browse these poems for Valentine’s Day, and find more classic and contemporary love poems, erotic poems, and poems about heartbreak and friendship, as well as book recommendations, essays, poem pairings, poets’ love letters, and more on our love poems page.
|2014||Love in the Morning||Annie Finch|
|2013||Love Story in Black and White||Toi Derricotte|
|2012||Love Song for Love Songs||Rafael Campo|
|2010||Rime Riche||Monica Ferrell|
|2007||The Kiss||Stephen Dunn|
|2002||What Was Told, That||Jalal al-Din Rumi|
|2000||To Dorothy||Marvin Bell|
|1966||Having a Coke with You||Frank O'Hara|
|1931||Modern Declaration||Edna St. Vincent Millay|