10+ Sweet And Short Poems About Falling In Love

Love has the ardor and power to change lives. Our collection of poems about falling in love can make you enamored and understand that the universe looks more colorful when you are in love, and you feel like surrendering yourself to that special someone.

Reading these poems could also make you enthralled about your romantic longings in your life. You may even share some favorite poems with your loved one and cherish the beautiful moments you spent together. Furthermore, these poems reveal your devoted nature and appreciation for your romantic partner.

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11 Poems About Falling In Love

Even if you have not fallen in love yet or experienced the obsession and attraction that falling in love brings, become a poet in love and feel the joy of falling in love by reading these poems.

1. To Be In Love To be in love

Is to touch with a lighter hand.
In yourself you stretch, you are well.
You look at things
Through his eyes.
A cardinal is red.
A sky is blue.
Suddenly you know he knows too.
He is not there but
You know you are tasting together
The winter, or a light spring weather.
His hand to take your hand is overmuch.
Too much to bear.
You cannot look in his eyes
Because your pulse must not say
What must not be said.
When he
Shuts a door-
Is not there_
Your arms are water.
And you are free
With a ghastly freedom.
You are the beautiful half
Of a golden hurt.
You remember and covet his mouth
To touch, to whisper on.
Oh when to declare
Is certain Death!
Oh when to apprize
Is to mesmerize,
To see fall down, the Column of Gold,
Into the commonest ash.

—Gwendolyn Brooks

2. Poem to First Love

Perhaps you saw too that the feeling would stay.
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To have been told “I love you” by you could well be, for me,
the highlight of my life, the best feeling, the best peak
on my feeling graph, in the way that the Chrysler building
might not be the tallest building in the NY sky but is
the best, the most exquisitely spired, or the way that
Hank Aaron’s career home-run total is not the highest
but the best, the one that signifies the purest greatness.
So improbable!  To have met you at all and then
to have been told in your soft young voice so soon
after meeting you: “I love you.”  And I felt the mystery
of being that you, of being a you and being
loved, and what I was, instantly, was someone
who could be told “I love you” by someone like you.
I was, in that moment, new; you were 19; I was 22;
you were impulsive; I was there in front of you, with a future
that hadn’t yet been burned for fuel; I had energy;
you had beauty; and your eyes were a pale blue,
and they backed what you said with all they hadn’t seen,
and they were the least ambitious eyes I’d known,
the least calculating, and when you spoke and when
they shone, perhaps you saw the feeling you caused.
Perhaps you saw too that the feeling would stay.

—Matthew Yeager

3. Yours

Your love is the weather of my being.
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I am yours as the summer air at evening is
Possessed by the scent of linden blossoms,

As the snowcap gleams with light
Lent it by the brimming moon.

Without you I’d be an unleafed tree
Blasted in a bleakness with no Spring.

Your love is the weather of my being.
What is an island without the sea?

—Daniel Hoffman

4. If Only She Knew

She has her own special way
Of turning around my terrible day.
She makes all the bad things go away
The second that she says hey.

And when I look into her eyes,
I see pure beauty with no disguise.
Just a glance at her makes my heartbeat rise.
I know for a fact that these feelings aren’t lies.

If only she knew
How much my love for her grew,
Maybe, just maybe, we could start something new,
And then I’d never feel blue.

And if beauty were inches, she’d go on for miles.
I’d better catch her before I go out of style.
I’m going to let my heart be my dial
So I can tell her what I’ve been feeling for a while.

–  Matthew O’Reilly

5. When Love Begins

I always knew that love would come find me someday,
but never did I know that it would be you who was headed my way.
You caught me off guard and took me by surprise,
but you simply captivated me, the same way you do when I look into your eyes.

It’s true that every good and perfect gift is from above.
You were presented to me as a beautifully packaged gift full of humor, talent, intelligence, beauty and love.
“It isn’t finding the perfect person but learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
We all have our flaws, but when I view you through my eyes, perfection is all I see.

From when you laugh to when you’re upset, I still love the little things you do,
especially hearing you laugh and seeing your nose wrinkle the same way mine does. too.
Coming into this relationship has been hard at times, but we’ve made it through.
I know as long as we’re on this journey together, there’s nothing that we can’t do.

Sometimes I wonder if what we have is too good to be true.
Too scared to get my heart broken and scared of the thought of losing you,
but in the end, I trust in the author and perfecter of what I believe
because what we ask for in Him, we in return shall receive.

“Where your treasure is, your heart will be also” is how the saying goes.
I may not know what tomorrow may bring, for God is the only one who knows.
The one thing I do know is that you are my one and only,
a treasure in my heart that I want to devote my whole life to completely.

I know I don’t need to prove my feelings to know they’re true
because what I’ve known in my past doesn’t come close to the experience I’ve shared with you.
I’ve had the experience of being in relationships before,
however, this is the first time I’ve been truly happy… I couldn’t ask for anything more.
It’s an honor to know that I am yours, as you are mine,
and I trust God that He’ll bring us together in His beautiful time.

For now, I’ll be waiting patiently for that day when we’ll be together,
that precious moment in time when I’ll say, “It’s you that I want to be with forever.”
God made everything beautiful, precious and new,
just as beautiful and precious as the day will be, when I look into your eyes and say, “I Love You.”

–  Florence

6. My Feelings For You

Love is like the heart that beats within yourself.

My love for you grows stronger each day, that I see you.
My heart grows weaker every time we touch.

My knees grow weaker every time we kiss.

My life grows more satisfying with you by my side.

–  Heather Woods

7. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (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 dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

–  William Shakespeare

8. Love Comes Quietly

Love comes quietly,
finally, drops
about me, on me,
in the old ways.

What did I know
thinking myself
able to go
alone all the way.

–  Robert Creeley, poets.org

9. Silence Is Golden

They say silence is Golden,
I believe it is true,
Because in that Golden silence,
my thoughts occur of you.

You are the flame in my candle
that lights the darkness of my room,
You are the scented flowers
that makes my heart full bloom.

You are the butterflies
that flicker in my stomach all day long,
When I know I will be holding you
before my day is done.

You are the stars that shimmer and shine,
You light up the skies above
In this Golden silence
it’s truly you I love.

You are the thunder of the night,
your lightning strikes whenever,
Into my soul that makes me whole,
and excites my heart forever.

You are my paradise, my oceans wide,
My mountains standing tall,
So in this Golden Silence
I love you most of all.

–  Shelagh Bullman

10. Always For The First Time

Always for the first time
Hardly do I know you by sight
You return at some hour of the night to a house at an angle to my window
A wholly imaginary house
It is there that from one second to the next
In the inviolate darkness
I anticipate once more the fascinating rift occurring
The one and only rift
In the facade and in my heart
The closer I come to you
In reality
The more the key sings at the door of the unknown room
Where you appear alone before me
At first you coalesce entirely with the brightness
The elusive angle of a curtain
It’s a field of jasmine I gazed upon at dawn on a road in the vicinity of Grasse
With the diagonal slant of its girls picking
Behind them the dark falling wing of the plants stripped bare
Before them a T-square of dazzling light
The curtain invisibly raised
In a frenzy all the flowers swarm back in
It is you at grips with that too long hour never dim enough until sleep
You as though you could be
The same except that I shall perhaps never meet you
You pretend not to know I am watching you
Marvelously I am no longer sure you know
You idleness brings tears to my eyes
A swarm of interpretations surrounds each of your gestures
It’s a honeydew hunt
There are rocking chairs on a deck there are branches that may well scratch you in the forest
There are in a shop window in the rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
Two lovely crossed legs caught in long stockings
Flaring out in the center of a great white clover
There is a silken ladder rolled out over the ivy
There is
By my leaning over the precipice
Of your presence and your absence in hopeless fusion
My finding the secret
Of loving you
Always for the first time

–  André Breton, allpoetry.com

11. Have You Ever Met Someone…

Have you ever met someone you think about
every night and every day,
someone so beautiful it’s breathtaking
and words just aren’t enough to say?

Have you ever met someone so special
you can’t imagine life without,
someone you want to talk forever
and learn everything about?

Have you ever met someone just as crazy
who wanted to have just as much fun,
someone you can dance all night with
and together watch the rising sun?

Have you ever met someone so amazing
you wish you could pause the time so it doesn’t end?
This someone is you,
and I’d like you to be my girlfriend.

–  Jason J. Beaton

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you write a poem about someone you love?

Sit in a peaceful and calm environment and jot down the wonderful feelings as you guide your words and capture the essence of your amorous longing. Go down memory lane and celebrate the love and passion you have shared. You can also take some of the poems from the above post as inspiration and use them to beautify your personalized composition. Put your heartfelt poem with a gift or a card to entice your lover and give it to the one you love as a token of your romance.

2. How will a girl feel if I write a poem about her?

Most girls are smitten when their guys idolize their love in unique ways, such as by writing a poem. Nevertheless, if you think your lady love will like a poem, go ahead and write a beautiful poem for her. Use that poem as the medium to express your infatuation and emotions, which you otherwise can’t express in person.

3. What are some common themes or motifs in poems about falling in love?

Poems about falling in love frequently explore the beauty and exhilaration of love, capturing emotions such as passion, desire, and infatuation. Nature imagery and metaphors are commonly employed to depict the depth and intensity of love. In addition, poets often delve into themes of vulnerability, longing, and the transformative power of love. Ultimately, these poems aim to capture the profound and complex emotions that arise when one falls in love.

4. How do poets use language and imagery to evoke the experience of falling in love in their poems?

Poets often use evocative language and sensory imagery to bring their emotions to life. They may also use metaphors and similes to compare the intensity of love to natural elements, such as fire, the moon, the breeze, or blooming flowers. Similarly, poets may utilize symbolic imagery, drawing on objects or scenes representing love, passion, or connection.

Falling in love is a special feeling of thrill and rapture, and these poems about being captivated in love will help you relate to your devotion and feelings for her. It might not be easy to put your feelings into words or make others sense of what you might be feeling. During such times, these poems will surely come in handy for you to put those thoughts of yearning and admiration and give them a special touch.

Infographic: Tips On Writing Your Own Poem About Falling In Love

Poems are a creative way of expressing your emotions and feelings toward your loved one. But how do you write a poem by yourself? Well, we have prepared this infographic to help you with tips on how to write your love poem. Read the infographic and keep it handy for later times.

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