Valentine's Day 2012 is here and while your gifts may be wrapped and ready to deliver, writing a card can often be the hardest part. Here's a selection of short love poems that might help you with the process.
Lord Byron: So We'll Go No More A-Roving.
So we'll go no more a-roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears its sheath And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And Love itself have rest.
Though the night was made for loving, And the day returns too soon, Yet we'll go no more a-roving By the light of the moon.
William Shakespeare: Love Sonnet 3
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gaz'd on now, Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd, where all thy beauty lies, Where all the treasure of thy lusty days, To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes, Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise. How much more praise deserv'd thy beauty's use, If thou couldst answer 'This fair child of mine Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse,' Proving his beauty by succession thine! This were to be new made when thou art old, And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold.
Maria: Love's Philosophy (Via stvalentinesday.org) The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean The winds of heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single, All things by a law divine In one another's being mingle Why not I with thine?
See the mountains kiss high heaven And the waves clasp one another No sister-flower would be forgiven If it disdain'd its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea What are all these kisses worth If thou kiss not me?
Arun Kumar: Colors of Love ( Via stvalentinesday.org) Love! Love can be red, like the intense heat of a passionate kiss .....the color of sweetness .....the color of strawberries Love can be blue, like the comfort we take in a pair of denim jeans .....the color of strength .....the color of perfect skies Love can be yellow, bright and warm like the morning sun .....like the sounds of laughter of children on the merry-go-round .....like the sounds of fun from the boys flying kites in the open fields Love can be green, peaceful and serene I can hear your heart beats .....it is the feeling of a loving hand that touch a grieving heart .....it is the whispering of trusting words to a distressing soul Love can be orange, the loudness of it can drive you up a wall .....it can drive you to sing like nobody is listening .....it can drive you to dance like nobody is watching Love can be purple, the courage we need to love bravely and unselfishly .....the moment I first kiss you i know that i am not afraid to risk involvement .....the day the declaration of your love for me was made known to the world
Rumi: On Love
A lifetime without Love is of no account Love is the Water of Life Drink it down with heart and soul!