10 Best Love Quotes

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If you follow me on Instagram or have read Love Her Wild, The Dark Between The Stars or The Truth About Magic, you know love is a common theme throughout all my poems. Like I said in book II

"Love
by its very nature
is fragile
and that’s what makes true love
so powerful—
you make a fragile thing strong."

And that is why there is so much to be said about true love. It’s beautiful, it’s messy --- it’s a million different things. There are so many ways to explain it, yet so many of us struggle to string together what we mean, finding love seemingly inexplicable. 

That is why I love reading the work of famous poets like Maya Angelou, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski, T.S. Eliot and so many others that inspire me. They all have such unique perspectives on love that we all can relate to. 

With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away I thought I’d gather together some of my favorite poems about love, I hope you enjoy them. 

  1. "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou

  2. “Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.”- E.E. Cummings 

  3. “To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” - Emily Dickinson 

  4. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” - Robert Frost 

  5. "Love breaks my bones and I laugh.” - Charles Bukowski 

  6. “Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.” - T.S. Eliot  

  7. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” - Oscar Wilde 

  8. “There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice” - F. Scott Fitzgerald 

  9. 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.- Walt Whitman  

  10. “You are like nobody since I love you.” ― Pablo Neruda

Which poem is your favorite? Share it in the comments below. 


22 comments

  • I know nothing about this artist. I had my first child l, a son at 30, I never wanted children. I named him Atticus. This work of yours has had the most profound effect on me. Absolute. Thank you dearly.

    A HUMAN
  • “You are like nobody since I love you.” ― Pablo Neruda

    So simply and beautifully put.

    Cara
  • How can you pick just one? ♥️

    Kristi
  • Fingernails; Nostrils; Shoelaces

    the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the
    cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;
    Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job
    as a waitress; and
    the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he
    giggled up through the
    soot.
    I walked miles through the city and recognized
    nothing as a giant claw ate at my
    stomach while the inside of my head felt
    airy as if I was about to go
    mad.
    it’s not so much that nothing means
    anything but more that it keeps meaning
    nothing,
    there’s no release, just gurus and self-
    appointed gods and hucksters.
    the more people say, the less there is
    to say.
    even the best books are dry sawdust.
    I watch the boxing matches and take copious
    notes on futility.
    then the gate springs open again
    and there are the beautiful silks
    and powerful horses riding
    agains the sky.
    such sadness: everything trying to
    break through into
    blossom.
    every day should be a miracle instead
    of a machination.
    in my hand rests the last bluebird.
    the shades roar like lions and the walls
    rattle, dance around my
    head.
    then her eyes look at me, love breaks my
    bones and I
    laugh.

    - Charles Bukowski

    Diana
  • My favourite love poem is ‘having a coke with you’ (by Frank O’Hara): “I look
    at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world”.

    Helena

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