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)


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

Is a ripe plum

Growing on a purple tree.

Taste it once

And the spell of its enchantment

Will never let you be.

Is a bright star

Glowing in far Southern skies.

Look too hard

And its burning flame

Will always hurt your eyes.


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


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


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.