Valentines Day Poems

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Valentines Day poems give us the opportunity to share our feelings with others. This day of celebration is obviously about our feelings of love.

Our relationships are varied and therefore so are the emotions we try to put into words. I hope you can find words below that express your feelings of love.

Enjoy these love poems.





~ Roy Croft

I LOVE you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Our of the words
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
Tomake me good,
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.

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~ David Cory

Miss you, miss you, miss you;
Everything I do
Echoes with the laughter
And the voice of you.
You’re on every corner,
Every turn and twist,
Every old familiar spot
Whispers how you’re missed.

Miss you, miss you, miss you.
Everywhere I go
There are poignant memories
Dancing in a row,
Silhouette and shadow
Of your form and face
Substance and reality
Everywhere displace.

Oh, I miss you, miss you!
How I miss you, Girl!
There’s a strange, sad silence
’Mid the busy whirl,
Just as tho’ the ordinary,Daily things I do
Wait with me, expectant,
For a word from you.

Miss you, miss you, miss you!
Nothing now seems true,
Only that ‘twas Heaven
Just to be with you.

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~ Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff

All paths lead to you
Where e’er I stray,
You are the evening star
At the end of day.

All paths lead to you
Hill-top or low,
You are the white birch
In the sun’s glow.

All paths lead to you
Where e’er I roam.
You are the lark-song
Calling me home!

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~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (English poet)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love the to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
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’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.



Charles Hanson Towne

I need so much the quiet of your love
After the day’s loud strife;
I need your calm all other things above
After the stress of life.

I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
Afer all toil is done;
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day’s great sun

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~ Arthur L. Gillom

I want you when the shades of eve are falling
And purpling shadows drift across the land;
When sleepy birds to loving mates are calling -
I want the soothing softness of your hand.

I want you when the stars shine up above me,
And Heagvgen’s flooded with the birght moonlight;
I want you with your arms and lips to love me
Throughout the wonder watches of the night.

I want you when in dreams I still remember
The ling’ring of your kiss – for old times’ sake -
IWith all your gentle ways, so sweetly tender,
I want you in the morning when I wake.

I want you when the day is at its noontime,
Sun-steeped and quiet, or drenched with sheets of rain;
I want you when the roses bloom in June-time;
I want you when the violets come again.

I want you when my soul is thrilled with passion;
I want you when I’m weary and depressed;
I want you when in lazy, slumbrous fashion
My seses need the haven of your breast.

I want you when through field and wood I’m roaming;
I want you when I’m standing on the shore;
I want you when the summer birds are homing -
And when they’ve flown – I want you more and more.

I want you, dear, through every changing season;
I want you with a tear or with a smile;
I want you more than any rhyme or reason -
I want you, want you, want you – all the while.


~ Anonymous

If you but knew
How all my days seemed filled with dreams of you,
How sometimes in the silent night
Your eyes thrill through me with their tender light,
How oft I hear your voice when others speak,
How you ‘mid other forms I seed -
Oh, love more real than though such dreams were true
If you but knew.

Could you but guess
How you alone make all my happiness,
How I am more than willing for your sake
To stand alone, give all and nothing take,
Nor chafe to think you bound while I am free,
Quite free, till death, to love you silently,
Could you but guess.

Could you but learn
How when you doubt my truth I sadly yearn
To tell you all, to stand for one brief space
Unfettered, soul to soul, as face to face,
to crown you king, my king,till life shall end,
My lover and likewise my truest friend,
Would you love me, dearest, as fondly in return,
Could you but learn?

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