The Best Love Poems and Messages for your Valentine

Check out our wonderful collection of the best love poems and messages that will surely get their attention with or without a gift. Let these poems inspire you to plan a special day for your special someone. On this special day seize the opportunity and express your feelings through a touching poem. According to legend, Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings of young soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and he was later executed for the said causes on 14th of February. But it was not until late 18th century that the day was celebrated to express one’s love in the romantic sense. Ever since lovers of all ages have expressed their love by offering flowers, confectionery, valuable gifts and greeting cards (known as ‘valentines‘) to each other. The valentine messages have evolved over the years; and finding new and unique ways to express one’s love has become quite the challenge. But wait, now you no longer have to spend hours trying to think of the perfect valentine message for your special someone, here is a list of the best poems and messages you can use this Valentine’s Day.thinking-of-you

Love Poems

She Walks in Beauty, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

  • 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 mellowed to that tender light
  • Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

Love’s Philosophy, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1819)

  • The fountains mingle with the river
  •    And the rivers with the Ocean,
  • The winds of Heaven mix for ever
  •    With a sweet emotion;
  • Nothing in the world is single;
  •    All things by a law divine
  • In one spirit meet and mingle.
  •    Why not I with thine?—
  • See the mountains kiss high Heaven
  •    And the waves clasp one another;
  • No sister-flower would be forgiven
  •    If it disdained its brother;
  • And the sunlight clasps the earth
  •    And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
  • What is all this sweet work worth
  •    If thou kiss not me?


Lord Byron

  • If ever two were one, then surely we.
  • If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;
  • If ever wife was happy in a man,
  • Compare with me ye women you can
  • I prize thy love more than whole mines og Gold.
  • Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
  • My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
  • Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
  • Thy love is such I can no way repay,
  • The heavens reward thee manifold repay,
  • Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere
  • That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Touched by an Angel, Maya Angelou

  • We, unaccustomed to courage
  • exiles from delight
  • live coiled in shells of loneliness
  • until love leaves its high holy temple
  • and comes into our sight
  • to liberate us into life.
  • Love arrives
  • and in its train come ecstasies
  • old memories of pleasure
  • ancient histories of pain.
  • Yet if we are bold,
  • love strikes away the chains of fear
  • from our souls.
  • We are weaned from our timidity
  • In the flush of love’s light
  • we dare be brave
  • And suddenly we see
  • that love costs all we are
  • and will ever be.
  • Yet it is only love
  • which sets us free.


Is it too late to touch you, Dear?, Emily Dickinson

  • Is it too late to touch you, Dear?
  • We this moment knew —
  • Love Marine and Love terrene —
  • Love celestial too –

Night Thoughts, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • OH, unhappy stars! your fate I mourn,
  • Ye by whom the sea-toss’d sailor’s lighted,
  • Who with radiant beams the heav’ns adorn,
  • But by gods and men are unrequited:
  • For ye love not,–ne’er have learnt to love!
  • Ceaselessly in endless dance ye move,
  • In the spacious sky your charms displaying,
  • What far travels ye have hasten’d through,
  • Since, within my loved one’s arms delaying,
  • I’ve forgotten you and midnight too!
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Under the Harvest Moon, Carl Sandburg

  • Under the harvest moon,
  • When the soft silver
  • Drips shimmering
  • Over the garden nights,
  • Death, the gray mocker,
  • Comes and whispers to you
  • As a beautiful friend
  • Who remembers.
  • Under the summer roses
  • When the flagrant crimson
  • Lurks in the dusk
  • Of the wild red leaves,
  • Love, with little hands,
  • Comes and touches you
  • With a thousand memories,
  • And asks you
  • Beautiful, unanswerable questions.
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Love’s Philosophy, Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The fountains mingle with the river
  • And the rivers with the ocean,
  • The winds of Heaven mix for ever
  • With a sweet emotion;
  • Nothing in the world is single,
  • All things by a law divine
  • In one spirit meet and mingle –
  • Why not I with thine?
  • See the mountains kiss high Heaven
  • And the waves clasp one another;
  • No sister-flower would be forgiven
  • If it disdained its brother;
  • And the sunlight clasps the earth,
  • And the moonbeams kiss the sea –
  • What are all these kissings worth
  • If thou kiss not me?
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Samuel Butler

  • All love, at first, like generous wine,
  • Ferments and frets until ’tis fine,
  • But, when ’tis settled on the lee,
  • And from th’ impurer matter free,
  • Becomes the richer still the older,
  • And Proves the pleasanter the colder
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John Downland

  • Deare, when I from thee am gone,
  • Gone are all my joyes at once;
  • I loved thee, and thee alone,
  • In those love I joyed once,
  • And although your sights I leave,
  • Sight wherein my joyes do lie,
  • Till that death do sense bereave,
  • Never shall affection die.
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i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart), E. Cummings (1894 – 1962)

  • 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)

A Glimpse, Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

  • 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.

Joseph Addison

  • Through all eternity to thee
  • A joyful song I’ll raise,
  • For oh! Eternity is too short
  • To utter all thy praise.

Thomas D’Urfey

  • Never so happily in one
  • Did heaven and earth combine;
  • And yet ’tis flesh and blood alone
  • That makes her so divine

Thomas Hood

  • I love thee, I love thee,
  • ‘Tis all that I can say;
  • It is my vision in the night,
  • My dreaming in the day.

Love Messages

  • Our love has seen us through good times and bad times and everything in between. Now I’m sure we will last forever because you give your all to this very special relationship.
  • Forever is a very long time, but that is how much time I would like to be with you. Every Valentine’s Day, I say a special prayer for our longevity and togetherness.
  • Fate brought us together. Life tore us apart, but true love prevailed. So happy to be in your loving arms today.
  • My world is so much brighter with you around. I hope it’s you and me forever.
  • I am so fortunate to have found you – my best friend, my lover, my life.
  • Life is a roller coaster ride, but I have nothing to fear when I am in your arms. You are my hero, my protector, my greatest love.
  • You are the yin to my yang, the thesis to my antithesis. You and I were meant for each other, my dearest.
  • All the world’s wealth means nothing to me without you by my side. You are everything to me and all that I will ever want from this life.
  • Words will never be enough to express how much you mean to me. I want you to know that you fulfill all the promises, the hopes and aspirations I have ever had.
  • You and I: We are the team to beat no matter what the game. I love you.
  • We have weathered so many storms together. We have shared tears and laughter, failures and triumphs. Together, we are invincible.
  • You keep the darkness at bay and make life’s trials bearable. You are my dream catcher.
  • I have it on good authority that the earth will stop spinning if lovers all over the world stopped loving each other. Let’s not let that happen. I love you forever.
  • Love is an enigma. The more we try to understand the whys of it, the less we really know. It is enough that we know the who (you and I) and the when (today) and the what (special surprise). See you tonight, my love.
  • For as long as I live, I will never get tired of listening to your voice and holding you in my arms. I may not live forever, but my love will.
  • The world is fueled by the power of love – ours, theirs and everyone’s. Let’s do our part to keep the world revved up on this day of love.
  • While everyone celebrates Valentine’s day today, let’s make a promise to celebrate it everyday going forward. You are worth it.