Not on the High Street
Not on the High Street
No need to roll your eyes. Yes, we just said “Valentine’s Day poems”. Forget about soppy declarations that make you want to cringe and hide. If you do your job right, self-penned poems can be personal, funny and downright romantic.
So sharpen those quills (or perhaps open your laptop) and let’s get writing.
If you’re struggling for inspiration check out our top five romantic poems below or our Valentine’s Day quotes.
Roses are red, violets are blue…
When you are old and gray and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead,
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines! — they hold a treasure
Divine — a talisman — an amulet
That must be worn at heart…
And in life’s noisiest hour,
There whispers still the ceaseless love of thee,
The heart’s self-solace and soliloquy.
You mould my hopes, you fashion me within;
And to the leading love-throb in the heart
Thro’ all my being, thro’ my pulse’s beat;
You lie in all my many thoughts, like light,
Like the fair light of dawn, or summer eve
On rippling stream, or cloud-reflecting lake.
And looking to the heaven, that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the lot that made me love.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Not on the High Street
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