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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.

Be with me…

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

There is no…

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

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”

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…”

I love you without knowing how…

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

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”

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”

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”

Love is…

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

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