16 Romantic Valentine's Day Poems to Share With Your Love

If you don't have the words to express your love, we have you covered with these heartfelt poems.

Updated January 16, 2023
Valentines card for boyfriend

Valentine's Day is all about romance, but it's not always easy to express your feelings in words. That's where the poets come in. Romantic Valentine's Day poems offer a great opportunity to go beyond the basics of store-bought cards, flowers, and chocolates and send a message of real love. This year, give your sweetheart a gift of words that they'll remember long after the candy and flowers are gone.

Short Valentine's Day Poems for Him, Her, or Them

Sometimes you don't need a lot of words to say what's really in your heart. A short and sweet poem can be the perfect choice if you want to make a simple statement of your love. The nicest thing about the following poems is that they will work for everyone who's in a relationship. Simply add one of these poems to a Valentine's Day card and melt your loved one's heart.

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Nothing (and Everything)

By Kate Miller-Wilson
The nonexistent space,
between my fingertips and your cheek,
your thumb on the back of my hand,
our feet together under the table -
there's nothing (and everything) between your lips and mine.

Inflection Point

By Kate Miller-Wilson
People talk of inflection points,
that moment when the direction of everything changes
or the one-way door through which we step
and the air crackles with change
as the past closes with a slam behind us.
Meeting you was mine;
nothing can ever be the same again.

The Secret Miracles of You

By Kate Miller-Wilson
The freckles hidden at the base of your neck,
your wild morning hair,
the in-drawn breath before you laugh,
your eyes moving in sleep beneath closed lids,
the expression on your face when a new idea occurs to you -
What an honor it is to be the one to see.

Blanket Fort

By Kate Miller-Wilson
Adulting and all its bills and appointments,
those everyday things we do because we must -
that all fades the moment I see you.
Your heart and my heart are like children whispering in a blanket fort.

A Love So True

By Kelly Roper
I never knew a love so deep and true,
Until the day I fell in love with you.

A Valentine Haiku for You

By Kelly Roper
My heart looked at you
And realized its true home,
So I followed it.

When You and I Met

By Kelly Roper
When you met me and I met you,
We didn't know what we were getting into.
If you love me like I love you,
We're blessed with a love that's experienced by few.

Valentine's Day Poems for Your Girlfriend or Wife

Sometimes it's difficult to say what's in your heart, even if the feeling is very clear. If this sounds like you, use one of these romantic Valentine's Day poems to tell your girlfriend or wife how much you love her.

Young couple celebrating love and holding heart shaped balloons

No One Else

By Kelly Roper

Where else is there a place for me if not in your heart?
No place.

How else can I live if not in the sunshine of your soul?
It's not possible.

What is more important for me to do than love you?

Who else but with you, lovely lady, could I share Valentine's Day?
No one else.

No Ordinary Valentine

By Kelly Roper

This is not what it appears to be -
Just an ordinary valentine.
This poem I write to you
Contains the contents of this heart of mine.

I've never felt for another girl
The things I feel for you.
I've never met another woman
Who could change my entire worldview.

But falling in love with you has totally
Opened up my eyes.
Now my days are filled with wonder,
And it's really no surprise.

Love makes even ordinary things
Seem so bright and new.
And that's why I'm so thankful to share
This Valentine's Day with you.

Romantic Valentine's Day Poems for Him

Guys might not always want to admit it, but many of them might secretly love getting romantic valentine poems too. If you really want to set the tone for your Valentine's Day celebration and give your fellow an ego boost, share a romantic poem for him. These work well for boyfriends and husbands.

Young happy couple in bed with hearts in the eyes

No Other Man...

By Kelly Roper

No other man thrills me when he walks in the room.
No other man draws my attention and holds it captive.
No other man reflects my ideal of human beauty,
And no other man is as beautiful inside and out.
No other man could ever turn me away from you.
No other man could ever be my valentine except you.

The Man I Love

By Kelly Roper

The man I love is
Patient beyond measure,
Faithful beyond a doubt,
And simply a treasure.

The man I love is
A very kind person.
He always speaks his truth,
Without hurting anyone.

The man I love is
Fair and strong,
The kind of man they'd write about
In the perfect romantic song.

The man I love is
One I'm sure loves me too.
I'm speaking to him right now.
Yes my dear, that man is you.

Quick Tip

Customize a love poem to make it about your beloved by adding a special introduction. For instance, before the poem, write something like, "To the one who always holds my hand in scary movies...."

Famous Love Poems to Give Your Valentine

People have been writing love poems as long as there's been love and language. If you're looking for a classic way to express your feelings this Valentine's Day, try one of these oldies but goodies:

  • She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron - This lyrical poem praises a woman's beauty, so it's a classic choice if you're looking for a famous poem to share with your wife or girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
  • How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning - This poem is focused on describing the infinite love and passion the poem's speaker feels towards their beloved.
  • A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns - In this ballad-style poem, the speaker describes the intensity of their feelings for the one they love.
  • Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?") by William Shakespeare - If you're looking for a poem that describes the lasting power of love this Valentine's Day, this Shaekespearean classic might fit the bill.
  • i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) by e.e. cummings - This well-known love poem describes the intense connection between two people in love, making it a great choice for Valentine's Day.

Words to Tell Your Partner How You Feel

When you want to tell your someone how you feel, it's totally normal to be at a loss for words. Love is a universal emotion, so chances are, there are already words out there that express your feelings. Love poems offer a little inspiration and a lot of help when you need to say how you really feel.

16 Romantic Valentine's Day Poems to Share With Your Love