Are you looking for the best short, sweet love poems you can easily send in a message or write in a card? You've come to the right place. A love poem can be brief and still express to someone how much you love him or her. Short, sweet love poems can be used for birthdays, Valentine's Day or for any occasion where you want to show a loving sentiment in a creative yet succinct way.
Everyone has a different definition of what are short, sweet love poems. Some short love poems can be just a few lines. Haikus are some of the shortest poems available since they are only three lines long. Here is a love haiku by Mia Rose from Healing Love Notes:
Dawn gifts a soft touch
An invitation to love
The website Poem Source has a page devoted to short love poems. Here's an example of one, "Idle Dreams" by Joanna Fuchs:
In idle dreams of long ago,
I imagined my true love;
A perfect match, a soulmate,
An angel from above.
Now you're here, and now I know
Our love will stay and thrive and grow.
This is just one of the examples of brief love poems available from Poem Source, visit the site to find other perfect love poems.
Many famous love poems are quite long, but you can still find some short romance poems from famous poets.
"A Glimpse" by Walt Whitman is not very romantic but it does demonstrate how important love is in our lives:
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.
"To Lose Thee, Sweeter Than to Gain" by Emily Dickinson succinctly expresses the sentiment that it's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all:
To lose thee, sweeter than to gain
All those hearts I knew.
It is true the drought is destitute,
But then I had a dew!
The Caspian has its realms of sand,
Its other realm of sea;
Without the sterile prerequisite
No Caspian could be.
"My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose" by renowned poet Robert Burns is not the shortest poem but it certainly is sweet:
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.
Greeting cards are a great source of short, sweet love poems. While most people don't think of greeting cards as being poetic, there often are poems written in these cards. Since the cards are meant to be read quickly, these poems are usually short and sweet. If you find the right one, it can actually be quite meaningful.
Often, the best place to find a short, sweet love poem is to write your own. A short poem can be a simple but lovely way to say I love you. It doesn't have to be long and it doesn't even have to rhyme or be formally written. Just think about what the person means to you and how he or she makes you feel and try to put that into words of love.
For some loving words in Spanish, you'll find common expressions and sayings of love and romantic songs and poems in our article Love Poems and Quotes in Spanish.