Looking for the Perfect Love Poem for Valentine’s Day? Here Are 14 Love Poems—from Classic to Contemporary—from Poets.org to Consider

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Looking for the Perfect Love Poem

for Valentine’s Day?

Here Are 14 Love Poems—from Classic to Contemporary—from Poets.org to Consider

New York, NY (February 4, 2019)—The Academy of American Poets, the producer of Poets.org, one of the world’s most popular online resources for poems with tens of millions of visits each year, invites you to share love poems this Valentine’s Day. Here are fourteen selections from their collection for the upcoming occasion:

 

Classic:

W. H. Auden, “The More Loving One

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How Do I Love Thee?

E. E. Cummings, “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

Federico García Lorca, “[To find a kiss of yours]

Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke with You

William Shakespeare, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Jean Toomer, “Her Lips Are Copper Wire

 

Contemporary:

Natalie Diaz, “These Hands, If Not Gods

Rita Dove, “Heart to Heart

Nikki Giovanni, “Resignation

Joy Harjo, “For Keeps

Paige Lewis, “When I Tell My Husband I Miss the Sun, He Knows

Kevin Varone, “poem I wrote sitting across the table from you

Kevin Young, “Ditty

 

Visit Poets.org for a curated collection of more than 100 additional love poems.

 

About the Academy of American Poets

 

The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of poets, poetry, and the work of poetry organizations nationwide. Founded in 1934, the organization produces Poets.org, National Poetry Month in April, the popular Poem-a-Day series, Teach This Poem and other award-winning resources for K-12 educators, and an annual series of poetry readings and special events.

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