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10 Simple Lines of Poetry That Will Make Your Partner Swoon

Can't quite put those fuzzy, romantic feelings into words? Let these simple, yet powerful poems do the job for you.

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Be with me…

Be with me, darling, early and late. —John Frederick Nims, “Love Poem”

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There is no…

There is no first, or last in Forever – It is Centre, there, all the time. —Emily Dickinson, “Untitled”

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You are whatever…

You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing. —e.e. cummings “i carry your heart with me”

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I love thee…

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”

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I love you without knowing how…

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. —Pablo Neruda, “One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII”

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I dreamed…

I dreamed you bewitched me into bed and sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. —Sylvia Plath, “Mad Girl’s Love Song”

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I love you as…

I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. —Pablo Neruda, “One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII”

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Being in love with you…

Being in love with you is to notice the basic radiance of all things, and is thus a simple, unarmed fundamental bathing. —Michael Londry, “Aubade”

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Love is…

Love is…an ever-fixed mark, that looks on tempests and is never shaken. —William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116”

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Your absence…

Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. —W.S. Merwin, “Separation.” Want even more beautiful love poetry? These are the best love poems for every mood.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest