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And also before we get into some serious sonnets, enjoy these funny love poems! The Washington Post recently held a most unique romantic poetry contest.  Entries had to be two lines only, and the first had to be most romantic, the second line,  least romantic. We present here some of the better couplets they received:
Funny Love Poems.


Sonnet From the Portuguese XLIII

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

            -Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)


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To My Dear and Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye woman, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

            -Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)


The Taxi

When I go away from you
The world beats dead
Like a slackened drum.
I call out for you against the jutted stars
And shout into the ridges of the wind.
Streets coming fast,
One after the other,
Wedge you away from me,
And the lamps of the city prick my eyes
So that I can no longer see your face.
Why should I leave you,
To wound myself upon the sharp edges of the night?

        -Amy Lowell (1874-1925)


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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

The night has a thousand eyes,
   And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
   With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
   And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
   When love is done.

    -Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921)


Somewhere

Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours
For one lone soul, another lonely soul-
Each chasing each through all the weary hours,
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal;
Then blend they- like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole-
And life's long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.

        -Sir Edwin Arnold


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A White Rose

The red rose whispers of passion,
   And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
   And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud,
   With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
   Has a kiss of desire on the lips.

        -John Boyle O'Reilly


From the Rubaiyat

A book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A jug of wine, a Loaf of Bread- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness-
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

            -Omar Khayyam


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Love Song

Sweep the house clean,
hang fresh curtains
in the windows
put on a new dress
and come with me!
The elm is scattering
its little loaves
of sweet smells
from a white sky!
Who shall hear of us
in the time to come?
Let him say there was
a burst of fragrance
from black branches.

        -William Carlos Williams


From This Day Forward

From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.

            -Author Unknown


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From Adam Bede

What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

            -George Eliot


Loss

The day he moved was terrible-
That evening she went through hell.
His absence wasn't a problem
But the corkscrew had gone as well.

         -Wendy Cope


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Desire

Where true Love burns Desire is Love's pure flame;
It is the reflex of our earthly frame,
That takes its meaning from the nobler part,
And but translates the language of the heart.

                -Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Wild Nights!

Wild Nights-Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile-the Winds-
To a Heart in port-
Done with the Compass-
Done with the chart!

Rowing in Eden-
Ah, the Sea!
Might I but moor- Tonight-
In Thee!

                -Emily Dickinson


In this World

In this world,
love has no color-
yet how deeply
my body
is stained by yours.

            -Izumi Shikibu


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Theory

Into love and out again,
   Thus I went, and thus I go.
Spare your voice, and hold your pen-
   Well and bitterly I know
All the songs were ever sung,
   All the words were ever said;
Could it be, when I was young,
   Someone dropped me on my head?

          -Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)


A Valentine

Oh, little loveliest lady mine,
What shall I send for your valentine?
Buds are asleep and blossoms are dead
And the snow beats down on my poor little head;
So, little loveliest lady mine,
here is my heart for your valentine.

            -Laura E Richards


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Here's To One

Here's to one and only one,
   And may that one be he
Who loves but one and only one,
   And may that one be me.

            -Anonymous


Notes

Butterfly trembles when the wind blows.
You walk near me.
The dog barks at the loud moon.
When you come to me,
I speak softly, softly,
Until we are silent together.
For two hundred years
This pine tree has been trained to grow sideways.
I have known you only one week,
But I bend as you walk toward me.

            -Paul Engle


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Love

Love is an apple, round and firm,
without a blemish or a worm.
Bite into it and you will find
you've found your heart and lost your mind.

            -Brooke Astor


Give Me One Kiss

Give me one kiss
   And no more;
If so be, this
   Makes you poor;
To enrich you,
   I'll restore
For that one, two
   Thousand more.

            -Robert Herrick


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He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

            -W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)


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Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or natures changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest,
Nor shall death brag thou wandrest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

            -William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


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Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle-
Why not I with thine?

See the mountain's kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdain'd its brother:

And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea-
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

      -Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)


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Valentine

My heart has made its mind up
And I'm afraid it's you.
Whatever you've got lined up,
My heart has made its mind up
And if you can't be signed up
This year, next year will do.
My heart has made its mind up
And I'm afraid it's you.

       -Wendy Cope (1945-)


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On Marriage (from The Prophet)

Then Almitra spoke again and said,
And what of Marriage, master?
    And he answered saying:
    You were born together, and together you shall be
        for evermore.
    You shall be together when the white wings of death
        scatter your days.
    Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory
        of God.
    But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
    And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
    Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of
        your souls.
    Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
    Give one another of your bread but eat not from the
        same loaf.
    Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each
        one of you be alone.
    Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they
        quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
    For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
    And stand together yet not too near together:
    For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
    And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each
        other's shadow.

            -Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)


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Coat

Sometimes I have wanted
to throw you off
like a heavy coat.

Sometimes I have said
you would not let me
breathe or move.

But now that I am free
to choose light clothes
or none at all

I feel the cold
and all the time I think
how warm it used to be.

            -Vicki Feaver (1943-)


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Sonnet II

Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year's bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide!
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go, - so with his memory they brim!
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, "There is no memory of him here!"
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.

        -Edna St.Vincent Millay (1892-1950)


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Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
     -Dorothy Parker




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