Famous Love Poetry has some of the most popular love poetry written.
The famous love poetry on this page are contributed by e.e.cummings, Rainer Maria Rilke, Edna St Vincent Millay and Christopher Brennan. Let us start with e.e. cummings - if there are any heavens:
if there are any heavens
if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have one.
It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses
my father will be (deep like a rose
tall like a rose) standing near my
(swaying over her silent)
with eyes which are really petals and see
nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with hands
This is my beloved my
(suddenly in sunlight
he will bow, & the whole garden will bow)
The next famous love poetry for your enjoyment is by
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
Time and Again
TIme and again, however well we know the landscape of love,
and the little church-yard with lamenting names,
and the frightfully silent ravine wherein all the others
end: time and again we go out two together,
under the old trees, lie down again and again
between the flowers, face to face with the sky.
Edna St Vincent Millay also contributes this famous love poetry. It is quite evocative and full of passion, telling of the pain and anguish of a lost love:
Time does not bring relief
Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year's bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go - so with his memory they brim.
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, 'There is no memory of him here!'
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.
Christopher Brennan (1870-1932), is the last entry of famous love poetry on this page. He is a well known Australian poet whose father was a merchant. He was educated at St Ignatius College, Sydney and started his career in 1897 as a poet, librarian and lecturer.
Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her is a particularly famous love poetry of his:
Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?
Then seek not, sweet, the "If" and "Why"
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edgar Allan Poe
Emily Dickinson 1
Emily Dickinson 2
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