Friendship Poems

Love Poems

Merciless Beauty (Excerpt)

by Geoffrey Chaucer Your eyen two will slay me suddenly; I may the beauty of them not sustain, So woundeth it throughout my hearte keen. And but your word will […]

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Echo

by Christina Rossetti Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the sparkling silence of a dream; Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright As […]

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Decade

by Amy Lowell When you came, you were like red wine and honey, And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. Now you are like morning bread, […]

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Celia Celia

by Adrian Mitchell When I am sad an weary, When I think all hope has gone, When I walk along High Holborn I think of you with nothing on

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Between Your Sheets

by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Between your sheets you soundly sleep Nor dreams of vigils that we lovers keep While all the night, I waking sign your name, The tender […]

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At Last

by Elizabeth Akers Allen At last, when all the summer shine That warmed life’s early hours is past, Your loving fingers seek for mine And hold them close–at last–at last! […]

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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

by John Donne As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say, “Now his breath goes,” and some […]

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A Statue of Eros

by Zenodotos (translated by Peter Jay) Who carved Love and placed him by this fountain, thinking he could control such fire with water?

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A Red, Red Rose

by Robert Burns 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 play’d in tune! […]

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