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The Greatest Love Poetry of All Time

By Gary R. Hess. Category: Poetry
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Witnessing the greatest poetry to have ever been written is something many of us strive for. We dive through books and other media in hopes of finding something our heart knows is truly great and will never be matched again in our lifetime.

There have been many poets throughout history which have attempted to reach stardom through romance writings. Nevertheless, many have been forgotten and are rarely heard from in today's society. Here you will find PoemOfQuotes' favorite poetry for the greatest romantic poems of all time.

Top 10 Favorite Love Poems

  1. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

    A Shakrespearean sonnet cherished for over 400 years for it's hopefulness and promis of eternal and unchanging love.

  2. Love One Another by Kahlil Gibran

    This poem, also titled "On Marriage" explains the great bond between two people and the importance to share, but also the importance to have things to yourself.

  3. Meeting at Night by Robert Browning

    Love is sometimes something we must go through hurdles to have, but in the end, we are happy and joyful. This poem is listed as a "must read aloud" to gain full appreciation of the writing.

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  5. My River by Emily Dickinson

    Love comes and asks to take her away. She hesitates slightly before agreeing and fleeing into the wonderful sea of love.

  6. Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Shelley is masterful in describing love and his philosophy for how it should be treated.

  7. Maud by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    A poem about an unnamed lover where the narrator encounters life, death, and the question of afterlife.

  8. Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

    A love so strong that even the angels are jealous. This is Poe's last complete poem and arguably one of his best poetry writings.

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  10. Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art by John Keats

    The poet wishes upon the sky to have his love as constant as the bright stars above.

  11. To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

    The author tries to convince a woman to respond to his love and make the most of their passion with the short time they have to live.

  12. Troilus and Criseyde (Download .zip) by Geoffrey Chaucer

    The tragic retelling of the Siege of Troy. This is considered to be Chaucer's finest work.

These poems are recognized around the world as some of the best love poems ever written. Whether you agree or not is another matter. However, they should definitely be put into the conversation and not forgotten about in libraries around the world.