Ever since the start of 2020, I’ve been–more or less–posting a poem a day on Facebook. It’s been a wondrous gift. A poem, short and searing, takes just a few moments of your time to read. I’ve shared poems from across the centuries, happy poems, crushingly sad poems, hopeful poems, and poems about random things. I am addicted.
For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share ten of my favorite poems about love. And if you’ve got a favorite poem about love, of any kind, share it!
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by e.e. cummings
Walking Each Other Home by Barbara Kingsolver
The Promise by Jane Hirshfield
You Will Hear Thunder by Anna Akhmatova
Having a Coke with You by Frank O’Hara
Aimless Love by Billy Collins
How You Know by Joe Mills
When I have you… by Rumi
God Says Yes To Me by Kaylin Haught
(late 20th century)