The best love poems need no recommendation. They speak for themselves in the soft, invisible language of the rose. The best love quotes are timeless things, indelibly etched into our memories. They may be from the world’s most famous love poems. They may be those simple I love you poems that spring from the passionate heart with no stylistic claims. But for anyone who quotes love there is one requirement: to know love in all its beauty and truth, its pain and its exaltation. The best short love poems are those which you love most. The best love poems as such are those which are printed on the world’s heart forever. Read on for the best love poems in Light on the Page…
No one who pens a love poem would claim that their work ranks among the best love poems in the world. That is not the intention. The poem speaks quietly from the heart to the heart and has no wish to spread itself about the globe. However, purely in the nature of things the lover wants the world to know of that feeling which surpasses all others. He wants the world to know that he alone feels it for that one special person. And he (or she) wants the world to know how special that person is.
The following are love poems from Light on the Page. They make no claim except to come from the heart. They are all dedicated to H.W.
So do I love you? More than rivers
love their channel, their next bend,
the thought of open sea. More than stars
love their heaven, the touch of earth,
their quickening in a child’s eye. You are
my destination, my path, my arrival.
Have I come from any source or constellation
to be with you? Only one we shared
before water tumbled into life, before
stars had thought to give themselves to space.
Will we go back together there? When
love has turned its corners, sped through channels,
glimpsed its heaven, its sea, its earth, its eye,
then. So do I love you? More.
And if you had a balcony
and I was a songbird
I’d light on some faraway briar
and chant until a snatch of melody
woke you from your sleep at dawn.
And my melody would be clear and true
as your eyes, soft as your breathing,
warm and passionate as your pulse.
So when you were alone in the hours
between dusk and first light or the long
slow morning, you would hear my song
in your head, in your heart,
like the purest dream, and know
that I would never leave you.
To Walk With You
In the first light of the morning you come,
soft as the air, bright as the sun, and clear
as a waking dream into my new day.
And as the stars love the night into gold,
and as the spring feels the flowers from the ground,
so I call my life back into being,
to walk with you and clasp your hand in mine.
You took my sadness from me, left my heart
a shining gift which now I give to you.
And like its namesake – hart – it will depart
for love’s deep forest only if it’s true.
Its truth it finds when going along beside
a second self, a hart with boundless love,
which knows its peace and happiness reside
with forest green around and sun above.
So let us be one heart and chase the spring
which fills the world with buds of life and hope,
caressing leaf and flower until they sing
of love reborn and cover every slope.
Then in a splash of sun we’ll take our rest
and hart with hart will know how each is blessed.
No bird in the tree has more absolute need
for her pair that she sings to in autumn
than I do in fall when the red leaves bleed -
and she found her true love when she sought him.
Ever away in the short summer nights
he returns with the flame she first brought him.
I know in my heart when the first frost bites
that she found her true love when she sought him.
With love, today,
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Best Love Poems