The Best Short Love Poems for Her: Melt Her Heart with the Perfect Words

Ah, the feeling of being in love! That feeling of giddiness, of those butterflies fluttering around in your stomach, whenever you see her is definitely irreplaceable!

Whether you’re already together or just starting to know each other, expressing your feelings for her is the best way to capture her heart. What better way to make her heart melt than by writing love poems for her?

Since time immemorial, poems have always been the way to express humans’ deepest emotions. Prove that chivalry is not yet dead by creating short romantic poems for your wife, girlfriend, or fiance through this short but sweet guide we’ve created for you!


The Power of Love Poems for Her

There’s something about love poems that makes expressing your feelings more romantic. Perhaps it’s the use of passionate metaphors, the carefully thought-of rhymes, or the arduous time and effort put in to write the poem? Whatever it is, love poems are the perfect way to capture your wife’s, your girlfriend’s, or your fiance’s heart.

Women always appreciate the effort, and coming up with cute short poems, whether self-written or researched, is a sure testament to one’s commitment and love. We know that writing poems may require talent. Luckily, there are a lot of famous love poems and samples online that you can make use of.

Just tweak and personalize the poem to make it perfect for your loved one and voila - make her feel the same butterflies you feel every time you’re with her!

How to impress a girl with poetry?

The question is: how do you impress your girl with a love poem? What kind of poem will make her feel your love and passion the most? It’s actually pretty simple: any kind of poem, as long as you put in love, sincerity, and effort, will surely make her feel special. More than the actual content of the poem, the “behind the scenes” is what makes women appreciate the poem more.

If the girl you dated captured your heart, you can research a cute short poem by her favorite poet and send it to her through a love letter on your second date. It may not be your own words, but knowing who her favorite poet is will make her feel that you put effort into getting to know her. If you want to make your wedding proposal more heartfelt, you can write your own short romantic poem using your most memorable trip together as the setting. Even if you don’t get the rhymes perfectly, having the poem personalized will show her how much you value her and your time together.

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Never be afraid to make imperfect poems! After all, poetry is art, and there are no definite rules in art. Just write to your heart’s desire and we’re sure that whoever the lucky girl is will appreciate it!

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What is the most beautiful love poem ever written?

Since we’re on the topic of poems, you may be wondering what the most beautiful love poem is. Is there a poem that captured a lot of women’s hearts at first read? That may be hard to determine as poetry is subjective. Just as there are tons of ways to interpret a single poem, there are also tons of different personalities in the world, and whatever poem pleases someone may not be the same poem that another likes.

That said, some of the most popular love poems are written by William Shakespeare through his Sonnets. The subjects of his love sonnets range from the definition of love to the overwhelming feeling of obsession, from deep longing to love until death. Another famous love poem is How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning which talks about how true love exists even after death. Pablo Neruda’s Love Sonnet XI is also a popular poem that talks about passionate love through deep worldly metaphors.

Short Love Poems to Impress Her

If you’re still familiarizing yourself with writing poems, below are some widely acclaimed romantic love poems that you can use as a reference when writing your own for your special someone.

William Shakespeare’s Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right.

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

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Pablo Neruda’s Love Sonnet XI

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.

Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day

I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,

your hands the color of a savage harvest,

hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,

I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,

the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,

I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,

hunting for you, for your hot heart,

like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

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Lang Leav’s Love & Misadventure (excerpt)

You were you,

and I was I;

we were two

before our time.

I was yours

before I knew,

and you have always

been mine too.

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Daniel Hoffman’s Yours

I am yours as the summer air at evening is

Possessed by the scent of linden blossoms,

As the snowcap gleams with light

Lent it by the brimming moon.

Without you I'd be an unleafed tree

Blasted in a bleakness with no Spring.

Your love is the weather of my being.

What is an island without the sea?

Don’t Keep These Words to Yourself, Send a Gifft!

Now that we got the basics laid out, it’s time to write your heart’s content and send that love poem to your partner! With, you can create your love poem virtually, decorate it with photos of your special moments together, and send it to your special someone anytime, anywhere!

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