Famous Courtship Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Courtship poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous courtship poems.

These examples illustrate what a famous courtship poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate). The poems may also contain the word 'courtship'.

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by Whitman, Walt
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I CELEBRATE myself; 
And what I assume you shall assume; 
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you. 

I loafe and invite my Soul; 
I lean...Read More
by Marvell, Andrew
 After two sittings, now our Lady State 
To end her picture does the third time wait. 
But ere thou fall'st to work, first, Painter, see 
If't ben't too slight...Read More
by Burns, Robert
 UPON that night, when fairies light
 On Cassilis Downans 2 dance,
Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze,
 On sprightly coursers prance;
Or for Colean the rout is ta’en,
 Beneath the...Read More
by Byron, George (Lord)
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by Schwartz, Delmore
 Is the spider a monster in miniature?
His web is a cruel stair, to be sure,
Designed artfully, cunningly placed,
A delicate trap, carefully spun
To bind the fly (innocent or unaware)
In a...Read More
by Strand, Mark
 There is a girl you like so you tell her
your penis is big, but that you cannot get yourself
to use it. Its demands are ridiculous, you say,
even self-defeating, but...Read More
by Dryden, John
 Well then; the promis'd hour is come at last;
The present age of wit obscures the past:
Strong were our sires; and as they fought they writ,
Conqu'ring with force of arms,...Read More
by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
 O living will that shalt endure
When all that seems shall suffer shock,
Rise in the spiritual rock,
Flow thro' our deeds and make them pure,
That we may lift from out of...Read More
by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
 O living will that shalt endure
When all that seems shall suffer shock,
Rise in the spiritual rock,
Flow thro' our deeds and make them pure, 

That we may lift from out...Read More
by Dickinson, Emily
 God is a distant -- stately Lover --
Woos, as He states us -- by His Son --
Verily, a Vicarious Courtship --
"Miles", and "Priscilla", were such an One --

But, lest...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
  I.
If It be pleasant to look on, stalled in the packed serai,
Does not the Young Man try Its temper and pace ere he buy?
If She be pleasant to...Read More
by de la Mare, Walter
 ENOUGH; and leave the rest to Fame! 
'Tis to commend her, but to name. 
Courtship which, living, she declined, 
When dead, to offer were unkind: 
Nor can the truest...Read More
by Herrick, Robert
 Till I shall come again, let this suffice,
I send my salt, my sacrifice
To thee, thy lady, younglings, and as far
As to thy Genius and thy Lar;
To the worn threshold,...Read More
by Killigrew, Anne
 I. 
HOw comes the Day orecast ? the Flaming Sun
Darkn'd at Noon, as if his Course were run ? 
He never rose more proud, more glad, more gay, 
Ne're...Read More
by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
 LOVE, thou art best of Human Joys, 
Our chiefest Happiness below;
All other Pleasures are but Toys,
Musick without Thee is but Noise, 
And Beauty but an empty Show. 
Heav'n, who...Read More
by Lear, Edward
 I 

On the Coast of Coromandel
Where the early pumpkins blow,
In the middle of the woods
Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-B?.
Two old chairs, and half a candle,--
One old jug without a handle,--
These were...Read More
by Philips, Katherine
 Forbear, bold youth; all 's heaven here,
 And what you do aver
To others courtship may appear,
 'Tis sacrilege to her.
She is a public deity;
 And were 't not very...Read More
by Moore, Thomas
 Oh! doubt me not -- the season 
Is o'er when Folly made me rove, 
And now the vestal, Reason, 
Shall watch the fire awaked by Love. 
Although this heart...Read More
by Lawrence, David Herbert
 At the open door of the room I stand and look at the night,
Hold my hand to catch the raindrops, that slant into sight,
Arriving grey from the darkness above...Read More
by Butler, Ellis Parker
 Sweet Love and I had oft communed;
 We were, indeed, great friends,
And oft I sought his office, near
 Where Courtship Alley ends.

I used to sit with him, and smoke,
...Read More
by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 Into her presence he gaily pranced, 
A very fat spark, and a bit advanced. 
With a Samson tread on the earth he trod, 
He was stayed and gaitered, and...Read More
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