A love poem  

Sunday, December 2, 2007
Who Wrote the Best Love Poem
Author: Jay Gilbert

Love poems have long been a way for men and women to express their feelings for one another in a unique and romantic way. They range from structured, formal works such as those by William Shakespeare to free verse works by modern greats such as e.e. cummings. But of all the love poems ever written, who wrote the best love poem ever?

Of course this question may have a different answer depending on who you ask. But for the sake of argument, let's say that the poet who created the poem that is most often quoted and most recognizable is the one who wrote the best love poem of all time. If these are the criteria, then the poem How Do I Love Thee? by the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning would win hands down.

Browning wrote this poem to her husband. She and Robert Browning, also a poet, wrote countless love letters to one another over the period of several years. Today, these love letters and the poems that accompany them are treasured parts of American literature. Here is Elizabeth Barrett Browning's finest and most recognizable work:

How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's

Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

When people think of love poems, they usually think of this one, especially of the first line. It has inspired many other poems in its time and is a great source of imitation. As the best love poem ever written, it has all the elements of a great work: elegant structure, classic rhyme scheme, and beautiful imagery.Visit to find more of the best love poems.

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About the Author: Art Hill is an internet poet who operates an independant poetry publishing company.

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posted by DreamCatcher @ 10:36 AM   25 comments
Monday, October 29, 2007
Love poem - Let Me be With you
Author: Duane Francis

Let me be the pen you use to write poetic lines,
and let me be the rhythm you feel as you write these rhymes.

Let me be the symphony to serenade your soul,
let me be the blanket to warm you when nights are cold.

Let me be the balm to relieve your pain, and give you 10,000 reasons
to keep screaming my name.

Let me be closer to you than your skintight blue jeans,

Let me be the dream-maker giving you your sweetest dreams,

Just let me be with you!

Let me be a part of your plans and goals,

Lets get real close, create Siamese souls.

Let me be the air you breathe,

Let me be the nourishment you need,

Let me be the twinkle,

No! The sparkle in your eye,

Let me be the drug to give you that extreme high.

Let me be the sweet in your cup of brown sugar,

Let me be the sweet fragrance, you be the beautiful flower.

Just let me be with you!

Let me be the black in your black coffee,

Let me protect you, your one-man army,

Let me be the wind to caress you on a summer’s day.

Let me the answer for everything you prayed.

Let me be the honeybee, you be the sweet nectar,
and in your night your brightest shining star.

Let me be the genie to grant your every wish,

Let me be the gambler to bet that,

You’ve never heard it like this.

Just let me be with you!

This is a love poem from the point of view of a man explaining to his love that his feelings go beyond the physical. He tries to convince her that he is there for her on many levels. So he speaks of a physical level he speaks of friendship, he offers to be her protector and constantly uses metaphors to drive home his message.
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I carry your heart with me
by E. E. Cummings

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 is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than 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)
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