Love Poems – What to write in your Valentine’s Day Card

by Emma W.R. on February 10, 2016

Every year, almost all of our husbands stand in the aisle of the local CVS and a rush of panic warms over them. Which card should they pick and what should it say? Underlining the words does not count fellas. They need to remind us of the days when we were romantic. Sweet words meant more to us than candy or flowers. Here are a few poems and sayings that would make me melt, if I read them in my Valentine’s Day card.


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

and summer’s lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course unttrimm’d;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in etermal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this and this gives life to thee.”

– Shakesphere


Love at the lips was touch

As sweet as I could bear;

And once that seemed too much;

I lived on air

– Robert Frost




Love, if I weep it will not matter,

And if you laugh I shall not care;

Foolish am I to think about it,

But it is good to feel you there.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay


She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellow’d to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

– Lord Byron


I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)

I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear;

and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)

I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

And it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

And whatever a sun will always sing to you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of bud

and the sky of the sky of tree called life; which grows

higher that soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart ( i carry it in my heart)

– E.E. Cummings


And if all else fails always consider this one…How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…insert your many reasons for why you appreciate and love your spouse. All it takes are words from the heart that make it personal to your loved one. Take a few moments and write down how they make you feel. I guarantee it will bring a smile that no candy or flowers would ever top.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kat M. September 27, 2016 at 11:44 am

I agree:
Love isn’t love
‘Til you give it away.
And what says “I love you” more than chocolate?!


Kaya March 10, 2016 at 11:37 am

My husband and I
Like to come up with Haikus
Romantic and fun!


Janet February 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

I’m really not much of a poem person to be honest. I’d rather just have a nice dinner 😉


Jodi Balsam February 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

I think that all emotions should come from the heart. Whatever he writes will be appreciated if he really feels it.


Jane February 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

While I do like all of these, I love a personal written message from my guy.


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