1. The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time
Find the most inspiring words of love written throughout history in this compact volume. Love poems and poets in this collection range from the ancient Greeks through Shakespeare, to the English Romantics, to the icons of the 20th century, to the present time.
2. You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life
Prefer love poems that reflect real, rather than idealized, life? Page through this collection of love poems, which offer verses for different kinds of intimate relationships.
3. The Love Poems of Lord Byron: A Romantic’s Passion
The passionate intensity of George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) comes through in every love poem in this collection. Personal and inspirational, some of the 43 love poems are accompanied by an etching that illustrates the recipient.
4. Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
The great William Shakespeare explores all variety of love in this poem collection, from forbidden love to lost love to everlasting love.
5. Love in Verse: Classic Poems of the Heart
Another popular collection, containing “The Song of Songs” from the Bible as well as best-loved poems from Edgar Allen Poe, Aphra Behn, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Donne, Andrew Marvell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Samuel Tayler Coleridge, and many more.
6. Treasury of Wedding Poems, Quotations, and Short Stories
More than just love poems, this book also features love quotations and short stories about love.
7. Homage to Eros
Love poems with a sensuality component to express your passion for your partner.
8. Marriage Poems
When vows are sealed and love is permanent, this book of love poems will help to illuminate the many moods and phases of marriage. There range of poetry includes works ranging from Ovid and Omar Khayyam to D.H. Lawrence.
9. The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present
Passion. Desire. Eroticism. The title says it all. And all you need to do it to start a fire is tuck it under your pillow.
10. Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing
From the passion of sexual desire to the intense longing for spiritual union, this poem collection celebrates the erotic spirit in all its forms. You’ll find poems by Sappho, Ovid, Walt Whitman, Baudelaire, Anna Akhmatova, Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, Adrienne Rich and other word artists.