25 Short Love Poems

25 Short Love Poems

1. A glimpse through an interstice caught,

Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room around the stove late of a winter night, and I unremark’d seated in a corner,
Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand,
A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and oath and smutty jest,
There we two, content, happy in being together, speaking little, perhaps not a word.

Walt Whitman


2. When my soul touches yours a great chord sings!
How shall I tune it then to other things?
O! That some spot in darkness could be found
That does not vibrate when’er your depth sound.
But everything that touches you and me
Welds us as played strings sound one melody.
Where is the instrument whence the sounds flow?
And whose the master-hand that holds the bow?
O! Sweet song—

-Rainer Maria Rilke


3. Take my heart; I’ll give it with ease.
Take my hand and walk this journey with me.
Take these scars and heal them all up.
Take these fears and make them vanish when things get tough.
Take this smile and make it stretch so wide.
Take these arms and hold me oh so tight.
Take these feelings and make them real.
At the end, show me how to feel.

-Mariah Chandan


4. The course of true love
never did run smooth. 

-William Shakespeare

— 5th of 25 Short Love Poems

5. You brought me sunshine
when I only saw rain.
You brought me laughter
when I only felt pain.

– Donna Donathan


6. I want to build
a new world for you
and tuck it
inside your heart.


7. Sitting next
to you
is like taking
a sip of eternity,
the sun, the stars,
the sky,
never tasted
so good.

– Christy Ann Martine


8. With you
the long
way home
never felt
long enough
-Ben Maxfield


9. you wrap your fingers
around my hair
and pull
is how you make music
out of me

-Rupi Kaur

— 10th of 25 Short Love Poems

10. simplicity   

say sleep
shall we   

have an apple

you are   
as I need   

shall I move?   
do you dream?   
shallow snow

melt this

 – Tom Pickard


11. When I saw
I fell in love,
and you smiled

-William Shakespeare


12. Finding you
was like
coming home.

– Anonymous

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13. I didn’t see her love 

I felt it 

as plainly as the sun. 

– Atticus


14. You don’t love someone 

because they are perfect, 

you love them in spite 

of the fact they’re not. 

– Jodie Picoult.

— 15th of 25 Short Love Poems

15. “What if I fall?”

Oh, my darling

What if you fly?

– e.h.


16. Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eyes;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I life the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

-William Butler Yates


17. I love her and that’s
the beginning and end 
of everything. 

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


18. Look looks not with 
the eyes, but with 
the mind; and 
therefore is a winged 
Cupid painted blind.

-William Shakespeare


19. You asked me what you mean to me.
My darling, you are my poetry.

-Nikita Gill

— 20th of 25 Short Love Poems

20. It was only a sunny smile,
and little it cost in the giving,
but like morning light
it scattered the night
and made the day
worth living.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald


21. I want to be your for
longer than this moment.


22.  I don’t ask
for the sights in front
of me to change,
only the depths
of my seeing. 

– Mary Oliver


23. Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
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.

-Maya Angelou


24.  L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way.
O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me every day.
V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend.
E is for ‘eternity,’ a love that has no end.

-John P. Read

— 25th of 25 Short Love Poems

25. I wake up every day with your smile on my mind.
It’s a beautiful sight to behold, so soft and so kind.
My dreams are filled with the thought of me and you.
I awake and smile, for my dreams have come true.
I have you to guide me through my troubles and fears.
I’ll always be here for you through your struggles and tears.
I love you more than my words could ever show.
You mean everything to me; I just want you to know.
I’ll be here for you no matter the dilemma.
You will always be first on my agenda.

-Luke O. Meyers


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