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:
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”
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.