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We all need something a little more creative this Valentine’s Day than the predictable, ‘Roses are red, Violets are…’. We present you Romantic Love Poems for Valentine’s Day and Beautiful Red Roses.
We’ve looked all over the web for some great examples, something a little more meaningful.
Ever since having poetry, we’ve had beautiful love poems. We all remember those incredible partnerships of love Paris and Helen, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Dante and Beatrice and Louis XV of France and Madame de Pompadou, poets have been writing about love for a long time.
The worlds greatest poets including Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman have used sonnets, free verse, villanelles, slam poetry, short poems, and now even Instagram and YouTube poetry describes incredible love.
Classics and the Modern (Social Media, YouTube), we’ve found you the best…
Romantic Love Poems
Sonnet 29 – By William Shakespeare
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 remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
His Love by Sunset Meadows
For his love
Never would he guess
He would fall for him
A beautiful man
As bright as the sun
Like a flower
With no time to fade
Bouncing in the wind
What I wouldn’t do
To have him as mine
Over time they fell
Falling deeper as time went on
This romantic fairy tale
I Really Don’t Know – Unknown
I never really knew you
You were just another friend
But when I got to know you,
I let my heart unbend.
I couldn’t help past memories
that would only make me cry
I had to forget my first love
and give love another try
So I’ve fallen in love with you
and I’ll never let you go
I love you more than anyone
I just had to let you know
And if you ever wonder why
I don’t know what I’ll say
But I’ll never stop loving you
each and every day
My feelings for you will never change
Just know my feelings are true
Just remember one thing
I Love You
Sonnet 116 – By Willaim Shakespeare
Polarities By Kenneth Siessor
Sometimes she is like sherry, like the sun through a vessel of glass,
Like light through an oriel window in a room of yellow wood;
Sometimes she is the colour of lions, of sand in the fire of noon,
Sometimes as bruised with shadows as the afternoon.
Sometimes she moves like rivers, sometimes like trees;
Or tranced and fixed like South Pole silences;
Sometimes she is beauty, sometimes fury, sometimes neither,
Sometimes nothing, drained of meaning, null as water.
Sometimes, when she makes me pea-soup or plays me Schumann,
I love her one way; sometimes I love her another
More disturbing way when she opens her mouth in the dark;
Sometimes I like her with camellias, sometimes with a parsley-stalk,
Sometimes I like her swimming in a mirror on the wall;
Sometimes I don’t like her at all.
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Camomile Tea by Katherine Mansfield
Outside the sky is light with stars;
There’s a hollow roaring from the sea.
And, alas! for the little almond flowers,
The wind is shaking the almond tree.
How little I thought, a year ago,
In the horrible cottage upon the Lee
That he and I should be sitting so
And sipping a cup of camomile tea.
Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.
We might be fifty, we might be five,
So snug, so compact, so wise are we!
Under the kitchen-table leg
My knee is pressing against his knee.
Our shutters are shut, the fire is low,
The tap is dripping peacefully;
The saucepan shadows on the wall
Are black and round and plain to see.
Defeated By Love by Rumi
The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon.
I fell to the ground.
has made me sure.
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
to the magnificence
of your Being.
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My Burning Heart By Rumi
Celebrate Valentine’s Day every 14 February
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
There are a number of martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14, including an account of the imprisonment of Saint Valentine of Rome for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire in the third century. According to an early tradition, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his jailer. Numerous later additions to the legend have better related it to the theme of love: an 18th-century embellishment to the legend claims he wrote the jailer’s daughter a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell before his execution; another addition posits that Saint Valentine performed weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the “lovebirds” of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
In Italy, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Read More about Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s In Popular Culture
The modern cliché Valentine’s Day poem can be found in the collection of English nursery rhymes Gammer Gurton’s Garland (1784):
The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.
According to the Greeting Card Association and Hallmark, roughly 145million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes valentine’s day the year’s second-largest card-sending holiday, right behind Christmas.
Approximately £391million is spent yearly on dining out on Valentine’s Day (a huge hit for the restaurants during COVID 2021), making this the largest category of expenditure. In addition, £267million is forecasted to be spent on flowers and £193million on clothing and lingerie.
The rise of Internet popularity at the turn of the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards. An estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent in 2010. Valentine’s Day is considered by some to be a Hallmark holiday due to its commercialization.
Valentine’s Day Statistics
- Up to 40 million Brits (76%) will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.
- This is a significant drop from the 41.4 million who embraced the day of love in 2020.
- Of those who will celebrate Valentine’s Day, the total spend has dropped to £926 million (£23 per person), from last year’s £1.45 billion (£35 per person).
- 3-in-10 people (30%) who do not live with their partners plan to break lockdown rules and meet their partners inside.
- 24% of Brits will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.
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Beyond the Flush of Love: The Science Behind Long-Term Attachment
There’s no mistaking the chemical high of lust and infatuation, a potent mix of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin that has been compared to being under the influence of cocaine. If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the rush of falling in love, you’re well aware that, at some point, you need to break free of these addictive chemicals in order to get your work done. discover more at Oxford Science Editing Beyond the Flush of Love: The Science Behind Long-Term Attachment.
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