The charm of old-school romance still remains unmatched in this fast-paced, technologically rich world. And a very important aspect of the times when old school romance was in, were poems.
The magical flow of emotions that a romantic poem can instigate inside the heart of your flame is surely not possible to achieve by any other method. And perhaps that is why a lot of people still prefer writing their emotions for their loved ones through a poem.
But liking poetry is different and being able to write it. Is different. So, if you belong to the latter category and still love poems here are a few we have listed for you to share with your soul mate. Take a look.
"To Sylvia, To Wed" — Robert Herrick
Let us, though late, at last, my Silvia, wed;
And loving lie in one devoted bed.
Thy watch may stand, my minutes fly post haste;
No sound calls back the year that once is past.
Then, sweetest Silvia, let's no longer stay;
True love, we know, precipitates delay.
Away with doubts, all scruples hence remove!
No man, at one time, can be wise, and love.
When we are in love, our hearts are full of mixed emotions and feelings but there is only silence on our faces. Share this poem and communicate with your eyes, and let the bond between you grow and flourish!
"In Muted Tone" — Paul Verlaine (translated by Norman R. Shapiro)
Gently, let us steep our love
In the silence deep, as thus,
Branches arching high above
Twine their shadows over us.
Let us blend our souls as one,
Hearts’ and senses’ ecstasies,
Evergreen, in unison
With the pines’ vague lethargies.
Dim your eyes and, heart at rest,
Freed from all futile endeavor,
Arms crossed on your slumbering breast,
Banish vain desire forever.
Let us yield then, you and I,
To the waftings, calm and sweet,
As their breeze-blown lullaby
Sways the gold grass at your feet.
And, when night begins to fall
From the black oaks, darkening,
In the nightingale’s soft call
Our despair will, solemn, sing.
Love is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world, it makes you a better person and once you start to resonate with the good it does to you, your soul mate would definitely notice everything you have to offer to him/her.
"The Sorrow of True Love" — Edward Thomas
The sorrow of true love is a great sorrow
And true love parting blackens a bright morrow:
Yet almost they equal joys, since their despair
Is but hope blinded by its tears, and clear
Above the storm the heavens wait to be seen.
But greater sorrow from less love has been
That can mistake lack of despair for hope
And knows not tempest and the perfect scope
Of summer, but a frozen drizzle perpetual
Of drops that from remorse and pity fall
And cannot ever shine in the sun or thaw,
Removed eternally from the sun’s law.
Metamorphically suggesting that love is a kind of sweet pain, a sorrow that one cannot get rid of, this poem will also strike the strings of your beloved’s heart and you should share this with her/him for sure!
"You, Therefore" — Reginal Shepherd
You are like me, you will die too, but not today:
you, incommensurate, therefore the hours shine:
if I say to you “To you I say,” you have not been
set to music, or broadcast live on the ghost
radio, may never be an oil painting
or Old Master’s charcoal sketch:
you are a concordance of person, number, voice,
and place, strawberries spread through your name
as if it were budding shrubs, how you remind me
of some spring, the waters as cool and clear
(late rain clings to your leaves, shaken by light wind),
which is where you occur in grassy moonlight:
and you are a lily, an aster, white trillium or viburnum,
by all rights mine, white star
in the meadow sky, the snow still arriving
from its earthwards journeys, here where there is
no snow (I dreamed the snow was you, when there was snow),
you are my right, have come to be my night (your body takes on
the dimensions of sleep, the shape of sleep
becomes you): and you fall from the sky with several flowers,
words spill from your mouth in waves, your lips taste like the sea,
salt-sweet (trees and seas have flown away, I call it loving you):
home is nowhere, therefore you,
a kind of dwell and welcome, song after all,
and free of any eden we can name.
Even if you are a pro-orator, narrator, it is hard to put in words how pleasant life becomes with the entry of one particular human being who changes everything in your life for good. This poem symbolises the true beauty of love and thus, you can share this with your partner too.
Song: to Celia — Ben Jonson
Come, my Celia, let us prove,
While we can, the sports of love;
Time will not be ours forever;
He at length our good will sever.
Spend not then his gifts in vain.
Suns that set may rise again;
But if once we lose this light,
’Tis with us perpetual night.
Why should we defer our joys?
Fame and rumor are but toys.
Cannot we delude the eyes
Of a few poor household spies,
Or his easier ears beguile,
So removèd by our wile?
’Tis no sin love’s fruit to steal;
But the sweet thefts to reveal,
To be taken, to be seen,
These have crimes accounted been.
When you are with your special person, you always wish for the time to stop around you, but it doesn’t really happen. Life keeps moving on and so, you should cherish every moment spent together, make it beautiful, celebrate it in the best way possible because ‘Time shall not be yours forever’.
Expression of your love is important and so, you surely must choose one of these poems to forward to your partner or you can also write it down and send it as a letter. If you liked reading this article then stay tuned to Her Zindagi for more such pieces.