14 Romantic Poets For Valentine’s Day

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A list of 14 romantic poets for Valentine's Day.

Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become big business for retailers. According to the National Retail Federation, 2014 will have cupid fans spending big.

  •  Average persons plans to spend of $133.91 per person
  • $3.9 billion will be spent on sparkly, shiny things
  • $3.5 billion goes toward a night out on the town

Of course, you don’t have to spend money to show love. Getting back to basics and telling someone how you feel is priceless. So, if you’re ooking for the right words to say on Valentine’s Day but just can’t find them you could run out and pick-up a Hallmark card, or you could peep out the written talents and lyrical genius from this distinguished group of poets.

Just for Valentine’s Day, we’re featuring 14 romantic poets and showcasing their most romantic poems for you to read and share with that special sugar pie in your life (wink, wink).

14 romantic poets

1. Songs From The Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee

2. Shakespeare’s Sonnets, William Shakespeare

Sonnet 18:  Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day

3. Poems, William Butler Yeats

When You Are Old

4. Poems, Oscar Wilde

Her Voice

5. Selected Poems of Robert Burns, Robert Burns

Red, Red Rose

6. Birds, Beasts and Flowers, D.H. Lawrence

Pomegranate

7. Selected Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream

8. Amoretti, Written and Not Long Since, Edmund Spenser

Sonnet 30:  My Love is Like to Ice

9. Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Sir Alfred Tennyson

Marriage Morning

10. Poems, Katherine Mansfield

Camomile Tea

11. The Love Poems of Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt

Jenny Kiss’d Me

12. The Irish Poems of Alfred Perceval Graves, Alfred Perceval Graves

If I Were King of Ireland (a.k.a. My Love’s a Match)

13. The Poems of Eugene Field, Eugene Field

A Valentine To My Wife

14. The Works of Lord Byron, George Gordon Noel Byron

She Walks In Beauty

What do you think of the poems that we’ve selected (all of which are believed to be in the public domain)? Are you curious about why they were chosen? What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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