Famous Love Poems

Browse our collection of famous love poems and famous love quotes. What makes a poem famous is of course the person who wrote it, but also it is a poem that has stood the test of time.

These famous poems were written many years ago and still are used today. Share these with others in Valentines cards, in emails or just print a copy!

The Gesture of Love

Poet: George Eliot

Oh the comfort,
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and then with the breath of kindness,
blow the rest away.

Love Me Little, Love Me Long
Poet Unknown

Love me little, love me long,
Is the burden of my song.
Love that is too hot and strong
Burneth soon to waste.
Still, I would not have thee cold,
Not too backward, nor too bold;
Love that lasteth till tis old
Fadeth not in haste.
Love me little, love me long,
Is the burden of my song.

Say thou lov'st me while thou live;
I to thee my love will give,
Never dreaming to deceive
Whiles that life endures.
Nay, and after death, in sooth,
I to thee will keep my truth,
As now, when in my May of youth;
This my love assures.
Love me little, love me long,
Is the burden of my song.

Constant love is moderate ever,
And it will through life persever;
Give me that, with true endeavor
I will it restore.
A suit of durance let it be,
For all weathers that for me,
For the land or for the sea,
Lasting evermore.

I Never Knew
Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

I never knew a night so black
Light failed to follow on its track.

I never knew a storm so gray
It failed to have its clearing day.

I never knew such bleak despair
That there was not a rift, somewhere.

I never knew an hour so drear
Love could not fill it full of cheer!

Life in a Love
Poet: Robert Browning

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth,
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.

My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And baffled, get up to begin again,-
So the chase takes up one's life, that's all.

While, look but once from your farthest bound,
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope drops to ground
Than a new one, straight to the selfsame mark,
I shape me—

Famous Love Quotes

"For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love."
George Eliot
Short Love Quotes

"Grow old along with me the best is yet to be."

Robert Browning
Valentines Day Poems

"Came but for friendship, and took away love."

Thomas Moore
Meaningful Friendship Quotes

"We like someone
We love someone
Henri De Montherlant
Rose Day Quotes

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Thomas Haynes Bayly
Thoughtful Quotes

"How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Good Morning Poems

"'Tis sweet to feel by what fine-spun threads our affections are drawn together."

Laurence Sterne
Appreciation Quotes

"You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day.
You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.”

Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
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