14 Classic Love Poems to Read Aloud

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How does a knight show his love to a fairy enchantress? How does a Stuart rake convince a coy lady to give in to passion? How does a woman face a new relationship when an old love hasn’t died?

Read these poems aloud to hear the voices of the romance heroes and heroines of the past!

Inside, you’ll find a selection of 14 ways to say "I love you" (or, sometimes, "I want you"). These poems are penned by some of the finest poets in the English language, hand-picked by a red-hot writer of contemporary romance.

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning begins her sonnet to her husband with these now-famous words. Desire, longing, passion, peace—all of these moods of love and more are woven into her poem and into the other poems in this little collection of classics. 


Featured poets:
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
BEN JONSON
ROBERT HERRICK
ANDREW MARVELL
ROBERT BURNS
JOHN KEATS
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
WALT WHITMAN
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
EMILY DICKINSON
SARA TEASDALE

 

Graphics by Black Feather Editorial *

© 2019 Rebecca Hunter

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