Romantic poems, when you want the perfect words, to inspire yourself, or that someone special. Poems such as this one:
Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?
Then seek not, sweet, the 'If' and 'Why'
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
Includes poems by:
Stephen Vincent Benet
Francis W. Bourdillon
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Walter Savage Landor
Edgar Allen Poe
Adelaide Anne Procter
Helen Steiner Rice
Lady John Scott
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sir Philip Sidney
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
William Butler Yeats