Sometimes I don’t know if I’m having a feeling
so I check my phone or squint at the window
with a serious look, like someone in a movie
or a mother thinking about how time passes.
Sometimes I’m not sure how to feel so I think
about a lot of things until I get an allergy attack.
On Valentine’s Day, people seek the perfect way to express their love and affection: flowers, chocolates, cards, etc. What better way to express the passion, tenderness, or heartbreak of a relationship than through poetry? Browse these poems for Valentine’s Day, and find more classic and contemporary love poems, erotic poems, and poems about heartbreak and friendship, as well as book recommendations, essays, poem pairings, poets’ love letters, and more on our love poems page.
|2006||Valentine’s Afternoon||Michael McFee|
|2005||Late Bloomer||Michele Wolf|
|1910||Vivien’s Song||Alfred Lord Tennyson|
|2017||[To find a kiss of yours]||Federico García Lorca|
|1916||The City is Peopled||H. D.|
|2017||From the Desire Field||Natalie Diaz|
|2004||Heart to Heart||Rita Dove|
|2016||Love Poem||Susan Wheeler|