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Love Poems and Quotes

Love Poems and Quotes. A collection of the all-time best love poems and love quotes. Romantic love poems, love quotes, famous love poems and quotes. Reading, writing, and enjoying love poetry and quotes is a great way to get in touch with your inner feelings or a way to learn how to express yourself to others in an emotional and amorous way. Love poetry and love quotes span emotions from hate and depression to appreciation and reverence. Find the perfect love poem for him or perfect love poem and quote for her.

Love Poems

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A Red Red Rose

O, my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my Luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair as thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will love thess till, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run:

And fare thee well, my only luve!
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.


When You are Old

WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep 
And nodding by the fire, take down this book, 
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look 
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; 

How many loved your moments of glad grace, 
And loved your beauty with love false or true; 
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 
And loved the sorrows of your changing face. 

And bending down beside the glowing bars, 
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled 
And paced upon the mountains overhead, 
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. 


Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago 
In a kingdom by the sea 
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child 
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that long ago 
In this kingdom by the sea 
A wind blew out of a cloud chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me 
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels not half so happy in heaven 
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know 
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night 
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above 
Nor the demons down under the sea 
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so all the night-tide I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride 
In the sepulchre there by the sea 
In her tomb by the sounding sea.


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 every day'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 with a 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. 


His Excuse for Loving

Let it not your wonder move, 
Less your laughter, that I love. 
Though I now write fifty years, 
I have had, and have, my peers. 
Poets, though divine, are men; 
Some have loved as old again. 
And it is not always face, 
Clothes, or fortune gives the grace, 
Or the feature, or the youth; 
But the language and the truth, 
With the ardor and the passion, 
Gives the lover weight and fashion. 
If you then would hear the story, 
First, prepare you to be sorry 
That you never knew till now 
Either whom to love or how; 
But be glad as soon with me 
When you hear that this is she 
Of whose beauty it was sung, 
She shall make the old man young, 
Keep the middle age at stay, 
And let nothing hide decay, 
Till she be the reason why 
All the world for love may die. 


She Walks in Beauty

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. 

One shade the more, one ray the less, 
Had half impaired the nameless grace 
Which waves in every raven tress, 
Or softly lightens o'er her face; 
Where thoughts serenely sweet express, 
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. 

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, 
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, 
The smiles that win, the tints that glow, 
But tell of days in goodness spent, 
A mind at peace with all below, 
A heart whose love is innocent!


Sonnet 29

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee—and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
   For thy sweet love rememb'red such wealth brings
   That then I scorn to change my state with kings.


Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs.  The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
"Stay where you are until our backs are turned!"
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of outdoor game,
One on a side.  It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, "Good fences make good neighbors."
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
"Why do they make good neighbors?  Isn't it
Where there are cows?  But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down."  I could say "Elves" to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself.  I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."


A Vision upon the Fairy Queen

Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay,
   Within that temple where the vestal flame
   Was wont to burn; and, passing by that way,
   To see that buried dust of living fame,
Whose tomb fair Love, and fairer Virtue kept:
   All suddenly I saw the Fairy Queen;
   At whose approach the soul of Petrarch wept,
   And, from thenceforth, those Graces were not seen:
For they this queen attended; in whose stead
   Oblivion laid him down on Laura's hearse:
   Hereat the hardest stones were seen to bleed,
And groans of buried ghosts the heavens did pierce:
   Where Homer's spright did tremble all for grief,
   And cursed the access of that celestial thief!


Tears Idle Tears

  Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.

  Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.

  Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds
To dying ears, when unto dying eyes
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square;
So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.

  Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned
On lips that are for others; deep as love,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
O Death in Life, the days that are no more!


Love Quotes

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Quote Left Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote
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Quote Left The course of true love never did run smooth. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Who so loves believes the impossible. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote
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Quote Left The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase Even as our days do grow! Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Though I am young and cannot tell Either what death or love is well,... Quote Right
by Ben Jonson | ...go to quote
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Quote Left One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote
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Quote Left There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote
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Quote Left 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 every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. 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. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote
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Quote Left A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. Quote Right
by John Keats | ...go to quote
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Quote Left If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote
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Quote Left The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not. Quote Right
by Henry Van Dyke | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. Quote Right
by George (Lord) Byron | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Love is my religion - I could die for it. Quote Right
by John Keats | ...go to quote
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Quote Left He would cry out on life, that what it wants Is not its own love back in copy speech, But counter-love, original response. Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Quote Right
by Joseph Addison | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote
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Quote Left I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote
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Quote Left I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. Quote Right
by Emily Dickinson | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido. (Love is so short, and forgetting is so long.) Quote Right
by Pablo Neruda | ...go to quote
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Quote Left His hair long and plausive. Bastard Masturbating a glitter, He wants to be loved. Quote Right
by Sylvia Plath | ...go to quote
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Quote Left To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. Quote Right
by Ogden Nash | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth. Quote Right
by Percy Bysshe Shelley | ...go to quote
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Quote Left My true-love hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange, one for the other given: I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, There never was a better bargain driven. Quote Right
by Sir Philip Sidney | ...go to quote
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Quote Left And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Degenerate sons and daughters, Life is too strong for you— It takes life to love Life. Quote Right
by Edgar Lee Masters | ...go to quote
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Quote Left All mankind loves a lover. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote
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Quote Left These lovers cry, O ho they die! Yet that which seems the wound to kill... Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote
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Quote Left The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love. Quote Right
by Margaret Atwood | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Shall hope prevail where clamorous hate is rife, Shall sweet love prosper or high dreams have place Amid the tumult of reverberant strife 'Twixt ancient creeds, 'twixt race and ancient race, That mars the grave, glad purposes of life, Leaving no refuge save thy succoring face? Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Nature never did betray The heart that loved her. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Unkindness may do much, And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest. Quote Right
by Henry Van Dyke | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote
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Quote Left I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Love's over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. Quote Right
by Joseph Addison | ...go to quote
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Quote Left To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet, Through echoing forest and echoing street, With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam, All men are our kindred, the world is our home. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed, The laughter and beauty of women long dead; The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings, And happy and simple and sorrowful things. What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow? Where the wind calls our wandering footsteps we go. No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait: The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate. Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light, The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night. Come, let us gather our nets from the shore and set our catamarans free, To capture the leaping wealth of the tide, for we are the kings of the sea! No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the sea gull's call, The sea is our mother, the cloud is our brother, the waves are our comrades all. What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of the sea-god drives? He who holds the storm by the hair, will hide in his breast our lives. Sweet is the shade of the cocoanut glade, and the scent of the mango grove, And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moon with the sound of the voices we love; But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray and the dance of the wild foam's glee; Row, brothers, row to the edge of the verge, where the low sky mates with the sea. Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote
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Quote Left I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. Quote Right
by Bob Dylan | ...go to quote
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Quote Left A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. Quote Right
by William Butler Yeats | ...go to quote
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Quote Left But gathering as we stray, a sense Of Life, so lovely and intense,... Quote Right
by John Masefield | ...go to quote
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Quote Left Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us. Quote Right
by Oliver Wendell Holmes | ...go to quote
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