What Is Love Poem

A question that is often asked, what is love? Read these short poems that suggest answers to the question. Verses expressing thoughts about what love is all about.

In our opinion, of all of these poems, the words from 1 Corinthians best describe what love is. If every relationship followed 1 Corinthians there were be no break up of relationships.

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  1. Love Is
    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

    Love is patient, love is kind.
    It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
    It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
    It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
    It always protects, always trusts,
    Always hopes, always perseveres.
    Love never fails.

  2. love is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance

  3. What Is Love
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

    What is love, really?
    Is it good manners, great body, nice hair?
    No, I think that's not love but infatuation.
    But it's still nice to take a very long glare.

    Is love something you know?
    Do you feel it right from the start?
    I wish I could tell what I'm feeling,
    So hard to know what's right for the heart.

  4. Am I In Love?
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

    I have a person in my life,
    And I adore him so very much,
    But I wonder what I'm feeling, is something that should make me squealing,
    I think that he may have me in his clutch.

    Am I really in love?
    Is that possible and ever so true?
    I hope to learn the answer when I dine with him later,
    I wonder if he loves me too?

  5. love is a symbol of eternity
  6. With What Love
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

    What is it about love, that makes it so sweet?
    It's so hard not to unravel the wrapper.
    It comes in so hard, and sometimes too strong,
    You feel like it couldn’t have gotten here faster.

    We love to be loved, but sometimes we kind of,
    Want to take things very slow.
    Love comes with some heartache, and we all can’t for sure take,
    Risks that we’ve once done long ago.

  7. Thoughts of Others on Love Is....

    Love is
    that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...Robert A. Heinlein
    Love is
    the flower you've got to let grow. John Lennon
    Love is
    like a friendship caught on fire. Bruce Lee
    Love is
    a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.  Mother Teresa
    Love is
    a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. Madame de Stael

  8. Love Can Be
    Poet: Kate Summers

    Love can be felt in a touch
    It can make one feel flush
    Love can be felt in a hug
    A better feeling than a drug.

    Love can be seen in the eyes
    Sometimes taking us by surprise
    Love can be seen in a smile
    Making life feel so worthwhile.

  9. Love Is
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Love is a gift from God above
    We are to share and show love
    To each and everyone that we meet
    And extend it to those we greet.

    Love is never meant to be kept away
    We are to share it each and every day
    By doing this we make the world a better place
    Helping us meet the challenges we face.

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