Romantic Love Poems from the Most Enduring Poets of All Time

Below is our collection of romantic love poems from the most quoted poets of all time. Poets like Maya Angelou, Jacques Prevert and William Butler Yeats capture the essence and deep connection of romantic love.

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Love arrives;
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet, if we are bold
loves strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity.
in the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet, is only love
which sets us free.
~Maya Angelou

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An orange on the table,
Your dress on the rug,
And you in my bed,
Sweet present of the present,
Cool of night,
Warmth of my life.

~Jacques Prevert

Eternity is passion, girl or boy
Cry on the onset of their sexual joy
"For ever and for ever"


~William Butler Yeats

Young love is a flame, often very hot and fierce but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals deep-burning, unquenchable.

~Henry Ward Beecher


Loving can cost a lot, but not loving always costs more.

~Merle Shain


Love is the tact of every good,
The only warmth, the only peace.
~Delmore Schwartz

But you would have felt my soul in a kiss,
And known that once if I loved you well;
And I would have given my soul for this
To burn for ever in burning hell.

~A.C. Swinburne


Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

~Theodor Reik


Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable.

~Rollo May


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One must love with all of one's being.

~George Sand

Romantic Love Poems:

How do I love thee> Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the level of everyday'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 thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs and with my childhood faith.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


In true love it is the soul that envelops the body.

~Friedrich Nietzsche


If you are in love ... that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.

~John Steinbeck

Romantic Love Poems:

I loved the child in him
so innocent and sweet
The mischief in his eyes
the blush upon his cheek
The tender way he spoke
that showed me that he cared
The touch of his warm hand
that gently touched my hair
The smiles that we shared
that filled my life with glee
For when I was with him
I found the child in me.

~Jean Gabor



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