11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day Card

OK, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to buy a card... and find a way to express how you really feel about your partner in that card. There's no time like the present to tell someone how much you care about them, but if you just can't find the right words to express how you feel, there's no better place to turn than poetry. These love poems make are perfect for Valentine's Day cards.

Sharing poetry on Valentine's Day is a time-honored tradition. After all, who knows love better than poets? What's most special to me is that moment in time in which you feel like you're literally inside a poem with someone else. When the words on the page connect you with another soul. Sharing a poem can feel like sharing your own tiny piece of the world.

Each one of these poems below catches the magic of love in its own unique way. From classic sonnets to contemporary free verse, the world of poetry has so much to offer, and there is certain to be a poem that exactly fits how you feel about your Valentine. Poetry is truly the gift that keeps on giving. (For free!)

So, as Shakespeare said, "If music be the food of love, play on." Here are 11 stunning love poems to write in your Valentine's Day card:

"Colors passing through us" by Margie Piercey

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"Altruism" by Molly Peacock

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"A Journey" by Nikki Giovanni

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"Imaginary Morning Glory" by C.D. Wright

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"Having a Coke with You" by Frank O'Hara

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"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet

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"So Much Happiness" by Naomi Shihab Nye

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"In Our Late Empire, Love" by Malachi Black

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"syntax" by Maureen N. McLane

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"Happenstance" by Rita Dove

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"Touched By Dusk, We Know Better Ourselves" by Sasha Pimentel

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"The Wall Hanging I Never Noticed" by Dorothea Lasky

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