Love does not need definitions but it certainly needs a language to communicate. These expressions are best put forward in the form of poetry. It’s the poet’s feelings, penned down in the most beautiful lines with which nearly all of us relate to at some point in our lives. Girls or women, who are known to be “highly romantic in nature”, make the best poetesses. Be it a poem written in the wait for a lover or one expressing romantic emotions, women place words in an enchanting way. Below is a list of top 10 most famous love poems written by some of the daunting ladies. Scroll down to read them and feel them.
10. ‘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! Not oft the robin comes to build Its nest upon the leafless bough By autumn robbed, by winter chilled,— But you, dear heart, you love me now… Elizabeth Akers Allen’s, ‘At Last’ is a seductive love poem. The poetess beautifully explains her emotions and desire for wanting love. She even mentions toward the end of the poem that their love is pure and connected to the souls. Wonderful read and a very emotional experience, for those who love poetry.
9. ‘The Kiss’ by Sara Teasdale:Before you kissed me only winds of heaven Had kissed me, and the tenderness of rain – Now you have come, how can I care for kisses Like theirs again?… ‘The Kiss’ by Sara Teasdale speaks about a woman fantasizing about the man in her life and the kiss she would like to have with him. Sara presents her poetry very beautifully with all the words in rhythm. This one does give expression to the delightful experience.
8. ‘The Meeting’ by Katherine Mansfield:“We started speaking, Looked at each other, then turned away. The tears kept rising to my eyes. But I could not weep. I wanted to take your hand But my hand trembled. You kept counting the days Before we should meet again. But both of us felt in our hearts That we parted forever and ever… ‘The Meeting’ can be described as a hardcore, teenage love poem. In this one, Katherine has put the emotions of love and insecurity with the perfect balance. How insecure a girl feels on leaving her lover is expressed beautifully.
7. ‘Love’ by Margaret Atwood:“This is a word we use to plug holes with. It’s the right size for those warm blanks in speech, for those red heart- shaped vacancies on the page that look nothing like real hearts. Add lace and you can sell it. We insert it also in the one empty space on the printed form that comes with no instructions. There are whole magazines with noth much in them but the word love, you can rub it all over your body and you can cook with it too… ‘Love’ by Margaret Atwood is a sheer delight for its readers. A pure love poem, it has so much that a person can relate to. The words in this poem are put perfectly. There is a balance in the thoughts of the poetess, which is clearly seen in her poem. A must read, if you are looking for some high-class writing.
6. ‘Is It Too Late To Touch You Dear?’ by Emily Dickinson:
Is it too late to touch you, Dear? We this moment knew Love Marine and Love terrene Love celestial too… Emily Dickinson was indeed one of the best poetesses of all time (which is the reason she has made it twice on this list). ‘Is It Too Late To Touch You Dear?’ is a perfect poem for all the love-stricken people. In this one Emily talks about the love that remains forever, even after death. She tries to convey that true love survives even beyond this world. This one is a delight for all the poem lovers.
5. ‘Love And Friendship’ by Emily Bronte:Love is like the wild rose-briar, Friendship like the holly-tree – The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms But which will bloom most contantly? The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air; Yet wait till winter comes again And who wil call the wild-briar fair?… In this poem Emily is trying to convey that how important it is for love and friendship to go hand in hand. These are the two main components of any relationship. Bronte has used her words very wisely, which helps the reader visualize everything she has written. This one is a sure shot on any romantic poems list.
4. ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti:Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay… ‘Remember’, a 14-line poem written by Christina Rossetti, is a treat to the reader. It is about a woman on her death bed who wants her lover to love her till eternity. But in the last few lines she feels the pain her man would be going through and asks him to move forward and forget her. This poem shows all emotions like love, insecurity and sacrifice.
3. ‘To My Dear And Loving Husband’ by Anne Bradstreet:If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold… It is a beautiful love poem written by an adoring wife for her beloved husband. Anne Bradstreet puts it across beautifully to the reader. Many women, till this date, use it in the love letters mailed to their husbands. This one is extremely beautiful with all the emotions in just the right quantity.
2. ‘When my love did what I would not’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge:When my love did what I would not, what I would not, I could hear his merry voice upon the wind, Crying, “e;Fairest, shut your eyes, for see you should not. Love is blind! Portraying the daze of a lover enthralled by her love, the British poetess Mary Elizabeth Coleridge penned these beautiful lines defining the emotion. The poetess wrote many of her poems under the pseudonym Anodos. Mary Elizabeth was distantly related to the famous poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and her poetry has influences of Christina Rossetti poems.
1. ‘My River’ by Emily Dickinson:My river runs to thee. Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? My river awaits reply. Oh! Sea, look graciously… ‘My River’ is a poem by Emily Dickinson, a famous poetess who knew the concept of love really well. It shows in Emily’s poems how beautiful she can make words sound to the reader. ‘My River’ is a poem about a woman who unconditionally loves a man, just like a river – forever.