Since the beginning of time, love poems have rightfully claimed their place in literature and in our hearts. Get ready for an ocean of emotions as we list 8 of our favourite love poems that we are certain will make your heart skip a beat- Remember to share it to your special someone to make their day!
1. I wish to create a monster by Christian Scully
(from page 17, LAMP Poetry Collection)
2. “I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels…” by Christopher Poindexter
I loved her
not for the way
with my angels
but for the way
the sound of
could silence my
3. Between the sky and me by Nusera Neha
(From page 32, LAMP Poetry Collection)
4. When Love Arrives by Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye (excerpt)
And love grew
Stretched like a trampoline
Love disappeared... slowly
Like baby teeth, losing parts of me I thought I needed
Love vanished like an amateur magician
Everyone could see the trapdoor but me
Like a flat tire
There were other places I had planned on going
But my plans didn't matter
5. Excerpt from Letters to Atticus by Alvira Suha
6. Lighthouse by Nusera NehaI am still trying to distinguish
love and infatuation.
stem in those moments
I catch glimpses of you
like the vanishing beam of a lighthouse
until I am blinded again
7. Skin Deep by Ananda AhsanWhen the sun sets,
a thin membrane of light
drops itself upon you,
like a piece of silken fabric would.
I have never seen you naked;
there is always the light,
covering you all over.
Sometimes, I wish that
the light would leave us forever,
so our skins could touch,
8. Requital by Maya Rabinowitz
write one poem, you know
mine in backwards rhythm.
You wear my momma’s pants.
You make friends with her friends.
In every false innocence, every
overstayed welcome, you read
my eyes like paper.
I am afraid
to be alone
and there you are.
9. Excerpt from Half Life by Kazi Mahdi Amin
Yet I hang on to you
In dusty balconies and drunken memories.
Doting at my half-life again.
Not growing up,
(From page 110, LAMP Poetry Collection)
10. Excerpt from Sparrow by AKM Sadat
And sometimes you come to me
Only like a sparrow
Quizzing past my balcony
But there are times when you emerge
And cross all limits
Like powerful waves sweeping out
An entire town by the shore
Where the winds of your voice
And your giggles
Orchestrate this apocalypse
(From page 138, LAMP Poetry Collection)
If you enjoyed these poems, make sure to check out LAMP Poetry Collection! LAMP is a collection of 130 poems handpicked from over 1,500 submissions. If you're a poet yourself do send us your poems to be considered for publication in LAMP Anthology Volume 2, click here for more information. We will choose LAMP Most Promising Poet 2021 from the submissions! (the award includes a poetry book contract from Dots Publications)