There are countless ways to show a loved one how you feel about them. No matter how you do it, it's simply important that you do. If you need some help showing your love for a man in your life, sending a poem might be a sweet start. The following eight poems are great examples of romantic ways to portray how you feel.


1. "I Carry Your Heart With Me" by E. E. Cummings


i carry your heart with me (i carry it in


my heart) i am never without it (anywhere


i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done


by only me is your doing, my darling)


i fear


no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want


no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)


and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant


and whatever a sun will always sing is you


here is the deepest secret nobody knows


(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud


and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows


higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)


and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart


i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)


Hearts

2. "When Do I Think of You?" by Sherry Hilderbrand


I think of you in the morning 


before the sun rises,


when in the still of the darkness 


my heart feels your presence.


Your love, your tenderness, 


your slow rhythmic breathing as you sleep,


and I am at peace.


I think of you when the first rays of sunlight


spill like a waterfall between the blinds 


and settle in my eyes. 


I reach my hand, my foot, any body part will do, 


to touch you and breathe you in. 


It feeds my heart, my soul, my spirit,


and I am at peace.


I think of you at noon when the sun is at its highest,


when the heat warms my skin 


and causes my eyes to close with sheer pleasure. 


Thoughts of you surround me, envelop me, overpower me. 


Images of you swirl around like a funnel cloud,


sucking into its grasp all that it touches,


and I am at peace.


I think of you when the sun is setting 


and its final rays of light begin to fade. 


I can hear your voice, deep, soft, and slow in my head--


words of beauty, joy, friendship, and everlasting love. 


My heart begins to sing a love song so sweet and so gentle.


I cannot wait to share my day with you and yours with me.


And I am at peace.


I think of you when the sun has set and the stillness of the moon 


is displaying one of its many wondrous phases.


Thoughts of your smile, your laugh, and your eyes 


create a feeling that is impossible to express with just words. 


The need to touch you, to feel you, to drink you in 


is almost too much to hold inside. 


Anticipation of you is the greatest gift.


I am at peace.


2. "Echo" by Carol Ann Duffy


I think I was searching for treasures or stones
in the clearest of pools
when your face…


when your face,
like the moon in a well
where I might wish…


might well wish
for the iced fire of your kiss;



only on water my lips, where your face…


where your face was reflected, lovely,
not really there when I turned



to look behind at the emptying air…


the emptying air.


Heart Drawing

3. "A Love Song for Lucinda" by Langston Hughes


Love
Is a ripe plum



Growing on a purple tree.



Taste it once



And the spell of its enchantment



Will never let you be.


Love
Is a bright star



Glowing in far Southern skies.



Look too hard



And its burning flame



Will always hurt your eyes.


Love



Is a high mountain



Stark in a windy sky.



If you



Would never lose your breath



Do not climb too high.


4. "Falling Stars" by Rainer Maria Rilke


Do you remember still the falling stars


that like swift horses through the heavens raced


and suddenly leaped across the hurdles


of our wishes—do you recall? And we


did make so many! For there were countless numbers


of stars: each time we looked above we were


astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,


while in our hearts we felt safe and secure


watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,


knowing somehow we had survived their fall.


Wood Heart

5. "Love Comes Quietly" by Robert Creeley


Love comes quietly,



finally, drops



about me, on me,



in the old ways.


What did I know



thinking myself
able to go
alone all the way.


6. "Poem for My Love" by June Jordan


How do we come to be here next to each other


in the night


Where are the stars that show us to our love


inevitable


Outside the leaves flame usual in darkness


and the rain


falls cool and blessed on the holy flesh


the black men waiting on the corner for


a womanly mirage


I am amazed by peace


It is this possibility of you


asleep


and breathing in the quiet air


Love Message

7. Flirtation by Rita Dove


After all, there’s no need


to say anything


at first. An orange, peeled


and quartered, flares


like a tulip on a wedgewood plate


Anything can happen.


Outside the sun


has rolled up her rugs


and night strewn salt


across the sky. My heart


is humming a tune


I haven’t heard in years!


Quiet’s cool flesh—


let’s sniff and eat it.


There are ways


to make of the moment


a topiary


so the pleasure’s in


walking through.


8. "A Glimpse" by Walt Whitman


A glimpse through an interstice caught,


Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room around the stove late of a winter night, and I unremark’d seated in a corner,


Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand,


A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and oath and smutty jest,


There we two, content, happy in being together, speaking little, perhaps not a word.