The 5 Best and Most Romantic Short Love Poems for Him

Fun fact: did you know that April is National Poetry Month? This is one of the best times to get your man’s heart fluttering through short but sweet love poems for him!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Emily Dickinson to express your love for him! With the guide we prepared below, you’ll be able to come up with short romantic poems perfect for National Poetry Month (or any other month)! Read on for tips on how to write or find the love poem that will definitely send butterflies in his stomach.

candle next to book with love poems for him

The Power of Love Poems for Him

Poems are considered the most romantic expression of someone’s love. Cute short poems with simple rhymes, deep romantic poems full of metaphors – whatever type you use, love poems are guaranteed to make your special someone feel even more special.

Everyone appreciates effort – and the special man in your life is no different. Even if the last time you’ve written a poem was 10 years ago for your English class, worry not! What’s more important is the time and effort you put into writing the love poem for your man. If you’re still hesitant, there are also a lot of famous love poems and samples online that you can use. Just personalize the poem a little and send it to your boyfriend, husband, or fiance. We bet he'll feel it if you put your heart into it!

two people snuggling after reading a love poem for him in the golden hour

How to Impress a Boy with Poetry?

Now that you’ve decided to give a romantic love poem to your man, how do you start? Should you research famous poems and use them as references or should you just go for it and write whatever comes to mind? Our tip: it’s better to just write your heart out! If you put love, sincerity, and effort into your poem, we’re sure that your man will feel them!

If your boyfriend loves Star Wars, you can start with the lines “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” to show that you pay attention to the things he likes. If you remember the pick-up line that your husband used at the bus when you first met, why not add it to your poem? This will make both of you reminisce about the start of your love and may even bring about laughs! You may not be a poet, but you can definitely make your poems more romantic by adding personalized touches.

Just remember that poetry is a form of art. As long as you put yourself into your art, everyone you love, especially your man, will feel your sincerity and effort. So don’t be afraid and start writing your love poem now!

Recommended reading: 5 Cute and Short Love Poems for Her

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What is the most beautiful love poem ever written?

If you want to start slow and want to check out the most beautiful love poem written to use as a guide, that may be difficult as no one poem’s considered the best. Since poetry is art, it is hugely subjective. The poem that may resonate with you may not be as likable to another. It all depends on each person’s preferences and experiences.

However, you can still definitely use famous poems as references. Perhaps one of the most timeless love poems ever written is by a woman – Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How Do I Love Thee. This poem delves into a deep love that transcends death.

Another poem written by Browning is If Thou Must Love Me, a wish to be loved not because of any reason but because of love itself. Love Letter by Sylvia Plath, on the other hand, is about a love that gives hope. Lastly, After Love by Maxine Kumin describes the peace and tranquility of two people in love.

If you're struggling to say that 3 words for the first time, read our article When To Say I Love You For the First Time and get the tips you were waiting for!

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Short Love Poems to Impress Him

Ready to get started? We’ve compiled below some romantic love poems by female poets to inspire you to get started with creating love poems for him!

If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for nought

Except for love's sake only. Do not say,

"I love her for her smile—her look—her way

Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought

That falls in well with mine, and certes brought

A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"—

For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may

Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought,

May be unwrought so. Neither love me for

Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry:

A creature might forget to weep, who bore

Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!

But love me for love's sake, that evermore

Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.

Love Letter by Sylvia Plath

Not easy to state the change you made.

If I'm alive now, then I was dead,

Though, like a stone, unbothered by it,

Staying put according to habit.

You didn't just tow me an inch, no-

Nor leave me to set my small bald eye

Skyward again, without hope, of course,

Of apprehending blueness, or stars.

That wasn't it. I slept, say: a snake

Masked among black rocks as a black rock

In the white hiatus of winter-

Like my neighbors, taking no pleasure

In the million perfectly-chisled

Cheeks alighting each moment to melt

My cheeks of basalt. They turned to tears,

Angels weeping over dull natures,

But didn't convince me. Those tears froze.

Each dead head had a visor of ice.

And I slept on like a bent finger.

The first thing I was was sheer air

And the locked drops rising in dew

Limpid as spirits. Many stones lay

Dense and expressionless round about.

I didn't know what to make of it.

I shone, mice-scaled, and unfolded

To pour myself out like a fluid

Among bird feet and the stems of plants.

I wasn't fooled. I knew you at once.

Tree and stone glittered, without shadows.

My finger-length grew lucent as glass.

I started to bud like a March twig:

An arm and a leg, and arm, a leg.

From stone to cloud, so I ascended.

Now I resemble a sort of god

Floating through the air in my soul-shift

Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.

After Love by Maxine Kumin

Afterward, the compromise.

Bodies resume their boundaries.

These legs, for instance, mine.

Your arms take you back in.

Spoons of our fingers, lips

admit their ownership.

The bedding yawns, a door

blows aimlessly ajar

and overhead, a plane

singsongs coming down.

Nothing is changed, except

there was a moment when

the wolf, the mongering wolf

who stands outside the self

lay lightly down, and slept.

Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav (excerpt)

Before I fell

in love with words,

with setting skies

and singing birds—

it was you I fell

in love with first.

San Antonio by Naomi Shihab Nye

Tonight I lingered over your name,

the delicate assembly of vowels

a voice inside my head.

You were sleeping when I arrived.

I stood by your bed

and watched the sheets rise gently.

I knew what slant of light

would make you turn over.

It was then I felt

the highways slide out of my hands.

I remembered the old men

in the west side cafe,

dealing dominoes like magical charms.

It was then I knew,

like a woman looking backward,

I could not leave you,

or find anyone I loved more.

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

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Spread love anytime, anywhere this National Poetry Month!