30 Valentines Day Poems

A collection of Valentines Day poems to share with the one you love. Short poems for him, for her, and for friends. Poems to express our feelings and appreciation to those special people in our lives.

While we should express our love for others every day, on Valentine's Day you want to make a point of expressing. We hope the verses in these poems give you just the right words to say! Take the time to write that card, send that message or text wishing friends, family, and special people a Happy Valentine's Day!

Our collection includes valentine's poems for him, for her, for friends, and short valentine's poems that you can share to let that special person know that you are thinking of them.

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    One of the most famous poems for Valentine's day, How Do I Love Thee, was written by the famous poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The verses express love and affection in an inspiring way. A great poem to share with your Valentine!

  1. How Do I Love Thee
    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
    For the ends of being and ideal grace.
           Read the full poem at How Do I Love Thee Poems



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    Words that were written from the heart expressing love for that special person

  3. I Love You Dear
    Poet Unknown


    Because I love you, dear,-
    Because my heart sings all day long,
    A song of love, a new sweet song,
    I find I love the whole world more.

    Because I love you, dear, -
    I love the little ones I pass,
    And see, in each dear lad and lass
    The flower of love like ours, dear heart.

    Because I love you, dear, -
    I'm tenderer than I have ever been,
    The thought of you comes in between
    Me and an impulse less than true.

    Because I love you, dear, -
    Ah! what in all the world is there
    I cannot suffer, cannot dare?
    Because you're all the world to me.



  4. The poet expresses how difficult it is to put his love into words, but he
    also expresses the joy he has found in that person he calls his Valentine.


  5. For A Valentine
    Poet: M. E. B.


    The blooming rose so fresh and fair
    Sheds sweetest perfume on the air;
    But 'tis not so sweet to me
    As loving language breathed by thee.

    The diamond is a gem so bright.
    It sparkles with a dazzling light;
    But all its worth I would not prize
    Like loving glances from thine eyes.

    We try by words to faintly tell
    What feelings in our hearts do dwell.
    But none can speak the joy of mine
    In calling thee my "Valentine."



  6. We would give anything to bring happiness to the one we love.
    But no material thing or no skill can ever bring more than your love!


  7. A Valentine
    Poet: Clinton Scollard


    If only I might sing
    Like birds in spring -
    Robin, or thrush, or wren,
    In grove or glen;

    If only I might suit
    To harp or lute.
    To chime in tender time
    Some touching rhyme,

    Then I'd hope in vain
    Thine ear to gain ;
    But now - I halt - I quail -
    Ah! must I fail?

    So small my skill to plead
    My earnest need,
    Love - love is all the plea
    I bring to thee.



  8. Be Mine
    Poet: John Imrie


    The LOOK of a loving eye
    Tells all it knows,
    Like blushing rose,
    And lives to be lov'd - or die!

    The TOUCH of a gentle hand
    A tale doth tell
    Love knoweth well
    And only Love understand.

    The TONES of a loving voice,
    Like birds in Spring,
    Doth sweetly sing,
    And maketh the heart rejoice!

    The JOY of a loving heart
    No tongue can tell:
    Its potent spell
    Neither time nor distance part!

    Sweet words that can never die;
    "Wilt thou be mine?"
    "I WILL BE THINE!"
    Is the maiden's faint reply.

    These links must not be broken.
    Oh! nol no! no!
    But stronger grow;
    Love's changeless, deathless token!



  9. Laden With Love
    Poet: Unknown


    I send you a book, dear, this season,
    For everything else seemed so small,
    I had such a volume of wishes
    No letter could hold them at all.

    I wish you, oh, what don't I wish you
    Of everything lovely and sweet!
    May sunshine be always around you
    And pleasant the paths of your feet.

    These little winged messengers, flitting
    The leaves of my book through and through,
    Are laden with love and remembrance
    And greetings all tender and true;

    Turn over my volume again, dear,
    And read 'twixt the lines, for you may,
    Whatever is brightest and fairest,
    That same do I wish you to-day.



  10. Valentines Day Poems For Him

  11. Because I Love You
    by Sarah K. Bolton

    I cannot bring you wealth," she said;
    I cannot bring you fame or place
    Among the noted of the race;
    But I can love you.

    When trials come to test you, sweet,
    I can be sunlight to your feet;
    My kiss your precious lips shall greet,
    Because I love you.

    If sickness comes, beside your bed
    I will bend low with quiet tread,
    And pray God's blessing on your head,
    Because I love you.

    Only myself, my all, I bring;
    But count it, sweet, a precious thing
    To give my life an offering,
    Because I love you.



  12. To My Dear and Loving Husband
    Poet: Anne Bradstreet


    If ever two were one, then surely we.
    If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
    If ever wife was happy in a man,
    Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
    I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
    Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
    My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
    Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
    Thy love is such I can no way repay;
    The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
    Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
    That when we live no more, we may live ever.



  13. Valentines Roses
    Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012


    Roses are red, violets are blue,
    I can't believe, how much I love you.

    Our time together has been so sweet.
    Especially when we, get together to meet.

    Speaking is great, but cuddling much more.
    I love to tell you, how much I adore.

    So here we are, on this Valentine's Day,
    With lots of love, being sent your way.



  14. Valentines Surprise
    Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012


    I have a treat for you,
    But it's only for your eyes.
    Well, it's not so much a treat,
    But a big exciting surprise.

    Why a surprise for you?
    Well, it's valentine's day of course.
    And today I'll treat you good,
    As my love I want to enforce.

    You may want it now,
    but tonight you'll have to wait.
    Your dinner I will serve,
    Along with something you'll find great.

    Now I know I'm teasing you,
    As this poem gives no hint.
    Just be patient, it will come,
    Tonight you'll get more than just a mint!



  15. Valentines Love
    Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012


    Happy Valentine's Day to you,
    Happy Valentine's Day to me.
    It's time to go out and celebrate,
    We'll dance and drink with glee.

    Then when we finish celebrating,
    We will come back home.
    We will share our love for each other,
    Our love will never be unsaid.



  16. St. Valentine's Day
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings

    Young Cupid awakes,
    His arrows he takes,
    And swiftly they fly from the bow,
    And hard is the heart.
    That withstands the dart
    Of the rosiest rogue I know.

    He quietly steals
    One's heart for his meals.
    And cares not how he is treated;
    If he aims in vain
    He tries it again.
    Anil never was yet defeated.

    So here's to the health
    Of the god of wealth.
    Held within Love's golden meshes;
    Which will never rust
    While Cupid we trust
    With the human heart so precious.



  17. Call You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Shall I call you sweetheart?
    My love comes from my heart.

    Or shall I call you my dear
    As you are always near.

    Or perhaps "baby" is what I call you
    Because I will always love you so true.

    But today I will call you my Valentine
    And ask you to be mine!



  18. You my love are all I ever need.
Julie Hebert


    Valentines Day Poems For Her


  19. You And Only You
    Poet: J. Hebert, © 2012


    Today is a very special day,
    Not just for you but also for me.
    Today I get to tell you,
    How much I love thee.

    I'll show you with gifts and flowers,
    Maybe an evening out too.
    I've never loved someone so special,
    As how much I feel I love you.

    You're kind, loving and wonderful,
    These things that not everyone is.
    But that's why I'll love you forever,
    You'll always keep me in a quiz.

    So today I want to say something,
    To you and never another.
    Happy Valentine's Day my darling,
    There will never be any other.



  20. Your Heart
    Poet: Frances Sargent Osgood

    Your heart is a music-box, dearest!
    With exquisite tunes at command,
    Of melody sweetest and clearest,
    If tried by a delicate hand;
    But its workmanship, love, is so fine,
    At a single rude touch it would break;
    Then, oh! be the magic key mine.

    Its fairy-like whispers to wake.
    And there's one little tune it can play,
    That I fancy all others above,
    You learned it of Cupid one day -
    It begins with and ends with "I love!" "I love!"
    My heart echoes to it "I love!"



  21. A Queen of Hearts
    Poet: Felix Carmen

    How many hearts with rapture beat
    And long to have and hold you, Sweet!
    It is disquieting to know
    That, of the many beating so,
    When love and fate their web have spun,
    There shall be joy for only one!

    It must be difficult to tell
    Just wisely how to choose and well,
    There are so many in the game,
    Their tender stories all the same:
    Bewildering the task must be,
    So many locks, and but one key!

    O, maiden of my dream and song,
    Round whom these hopeful lovers throng,
    . When you select one, have a care,
    For my heart is among them there:
    Choose then to-day, dear Valentine,
    And may the happy heart be mine!



  22. My Prayer For Her
    Poet: William Maxwell

    This be my prayer for her -
    Blessings and honour,
    Rest like a halo bright.
    Ever upon her!

    How many kisses do I ask?
    Now you set me to my task.
    First, sweet maiden, will you tell me
    How many waves are in the sea?

    How many stars are in the sky?
    How many lovers you make sigh?
    How many sands are on the shore?
    I shall wish just one kiss more.



  23. Sunshine In My Heart
    Poet: Lydla Avery Coonley

    Within the deeps of her dear eyes
    The spirit of the sunshine lies,
    And when she turns their light on me,
    The shadows of a lifetime flee.
    Spring, joy, and love become my part,
    For she is sunshine in my heart.



  24. Love And Reason
    by Nixon Waterman

    The lily's lips are pure and white without a touch of fire;
    The rose's heart is warm and red and sweetened with desire.
    In earth's broad fields of deathless bloom the gladdest lives are those
    Whose thoughts are as the lily and whose love is like the rose.



  25. Valentine's Day
    Poet: Charles Fenno Hoffman


    The snow yet in the hollow lies;
    But, where by shelvy hill 'tis seen.
    In myriad rills it trickling flies
    To lace the slope with threads of green;
    Down in the meadow glancing wings
    Flit in the sunshine round a tree.
    Where still a frosted apple clings.
    Regale for early Chickadee:

    And chestnut buds begin to swell.
    Where flying squirrels peep to know
    If from the tree-top, yet, 'twere well
    To sail on leathery wing below —
    As gently shy and timorsome.
    Still holds she back who should be mine;
    Come, Spring, to her coy bosom, come.
    And warm it toward her Valentine!

    Come, Spring, and with the breeze that calls
    The wind-flower by the hill-side rill,
    The soft breeze that by orchard wails
    First dallies with the dalfodil—
    Come lift the tresses from her cheeky
    And let me see the blush divine.
    That mantling there, those curls would seek
    To hide from her true Valentine,

    Come, Spring, and with the Red-breast's note,
    That tells of bridal tenderness,
    Where on the breeze he'll warbling float
    Afar his nesting mate to bless —
    Come, whisper, 'tis not always Spring!
    When birds may mate on every spray —
    That April boughs cease blossoming!
    With love it is not always May!

    Come, touch her heart with thy soft tale,
    Of tears within the floweret's cup,
    Of fairest things that soonest fail,
    Of hopes we vainly garner up —
    And while, that gentle heart to melt.
    Like mingled wreath, such tale you twine,
    Whisper what lasting bliss were felt
    In lot shared with her Valentine.



  26. My Wish
    Poet: Byron Pulsifer, ©2021


    If I could wish for just one thing
    It would be that happiness would bring
    A love so strong,
    Forever be a lasting bond
    I love you more and more each day
    I love you more than words can say!



  27. Announcing My Love
    Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012


    I want to proclaim my love,
    On this cliche of Valentine's Day.
    This isn't really how I planned it,
    It just ended up this way.

    I wanted to do it different,
    At a time when love wasn't sold.
    But I guess you can't just plan it,
    Love just comes and must be told.

    So regardless of this day,
    I am happy to announce.
    That I have fallen victim,
    And of this, I must pronounce.

    I am so in love with you,
    You'll be my morning dove.
    I must say one more thing,
    Happy Valentines Day, My Love.



  28. Power Of Love
    Poet: Bernhart Paul Holst


    A word is but a simple sign
    Our mental status to reveal,
    Or our motives to conceal,
    Or the false with truth combine.
    Not so with our true affection,
    Which flows on with perfect rhyme,
    And the heart feels no dejection
    At the joyous mating time:
    Hate gives out sad, doleful groans,
    Love speaks in the sweetest tones.

    Love was given us from heaven,
    And the heart was taught to love
    By the spirit from above,
    Earthly ills to soothe and leaven.
    Love's the privilege of the mind.
    The soul and reason of all life,
    The law that governs all mankind
    And frees us from the bane of strife:
    Hate seeks to darken and distress,
    Love governs wisely with kindness.

    Love is an Incarnate blessing,
    Springing from the inner soul.
    Making the heartsick fully whole,
    Cheering with its sweet caressing.
    Love has power to soothe the madness
    Of the stern, unkind and cold,
    And to change drear gloom to gladness
    As if turning dross to gold:
    Hate is stern, cold and decoy.
    Love is life and strength and joy.

    Oh! for Cupid's bow and arrow,
    That I might enflame the drear,
    That I might the lonely cheer
    And with love displace keen sorrow.
    As a star speaks to a star,
    As the light springs from the flame,
    So affection, near or far.
    Reciprocates true love again;
    Hate drives every joy away,
    Love kindly calls and bids you stay.



  29. A lifetime of love is created every single day you are together.
 John Gottman


    Valentines Day Poems For Friends

  30. Roses For My Friend
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2017


    Roses are red, violets are blue
    Friends like you make are far and few.
    Over the years the laughter we have shared
    And the things we've done where others would not dare.

    I appreciate you, my friend
    Buddies we will be to the end.
    Wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day
    And happiness in every way!



  31. A True Friend
    Poet: C. Pulsifer, © 2019


    Many smiles we have shared
    Always willing, you always care.
    Good times we have had many
    I wouldn't trade those times for any!

    When faced with an issue you always try
    To help and be there, you're always on standby.
    I appreciate the support you have given to me
    You're the truest person a friend could be.

    So on this Valentines day
    Let these verses just say
    You are a great person
    And a true friend.
    Happy Valentines Day!



  32. This week, be sure to give your loved ones an extra hug ...
 Villamor Quebral; Venice Quebral

    Short Valentines Day Poems

  33. A valentines wish just for you!
    May love and happiness pursue!
    A day of love and thank you's too!
    Wishing you happiness in all you do!!



  34. Kisses and hugs are sent your way!
    To say have a Happy Valentines Day!
    May sunshine and happiness be with you!
    And may the day be a good one too!



  35. Valentine's day declares our love!
    For family and friends, we thank God above!
    A day to show how much you care!
    A day to make others aware!
    So here's a message just for you!
    I appreciate all that you do.



  36. With you, in my life, things are so fine!
    Every time I see you the sun does shine!
    You bring happiness to others each day!
    So today on Valentine's I just want to say!
    I love you in every way!



  37. I often don't take the time to say!
    How much you are love in so many ways!
    You're always willing to help when I'm in a bind!
    You are compassionate and so kind!
    Have an amazing Valentine's Day!
    May God bless you, I do pray.

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Valentines Day is celebrated each year on February 14th. Let these Valentines Day poems add a special touch! It is a day that some refer to cupid and lovers, but it is also a day to express your appreciation and delight for family and friends - using poems can be an expression of love. Imagine if there was more love in this world of ours what a different world we would live in. Share your feelings!


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