Best Collections of Love Poems and Love Letters

Do you love reading and hearing beautiful, poetic language? Or are you in search of famous love poems or letters that can inspire your own writing? The most romantic books of poems and love letters in this collection, from both contemporary authors as well as past masters, may supply you with the words you seek.

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Love Letters of Great Men: The Collection of Love Letters


Originally, this book was fictitious, a prop in the "Sex in the City" movie that Big used to woo back Carrie Bradshaw after standing her up at the altar. Every day afterward, he copied one of the love letters from this "book" and emailed it to her. Viewers were so taken with this romantic notion that they went to bookstores and asked for it — and discovered that it didn't exist. Soon it did, riding on the crest of the movie's popularity. An editor researched and gathered some of the world's most romantic love letters, and the book was created after the fact. It contains messages from the hearts of Beethoven, Mozart, Churchill, Napoleon and other great men that were actually written to the women they loved.

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The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Perhaps the most vivid and imaginative writer of the English Romanticism period, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s best-known poems range from the opium-inspired "Kubla Khan"  ("In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree") to the nightmarish vision of the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and the medieval ballad "Christabel." Recurring themes include remembrance and solitude, youth and age, mortality and lost love.

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The Complete Poems by Andrew Marvell

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The author of “To His Coy Mistress,” Marvell penned one of the most urgently seductive poems ever recorded. The opening lines: "Had we but world enough and time, this coyness, Lady, were no crime." Read the rest of this timeless work of art along with Marvell's other poems in this complete collection.

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John Keats: The Major Works

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John Keats only lived from 1795 to 1821, yet in that brief period, he succeeded in writing an outstanding number of romantic poems. This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including the entire Endymion, his Odes, "Lamia", and the two versions of "Hyperion." In addition, the book features Keats's prose and a selection of his letters. 

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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. Contains more than 130 poems penned by Frances Scott Key, Poe, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, Tennessee Williams, Sylvia Plath, and others.

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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. It contains 29 of the bard's most romantic sonnets.

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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 by the British nobleman are accompanied by an etching that illustrates the recipient.

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Love in Verse: Classic Poems of the Heart

This popular collection contains 100 poems, including "The Song of Songs" from the Bible ("My beloved is mine, and I am his") 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.

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Treasury of Wedding Poems, Quotations, and Short Stories

More than just love poems, this book also features love quotations and short stories about love that you can use as inspiration for writing a personal love letter.

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Homage to Eros

Love poems with a sensuality component to express your passion for your partner.

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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.

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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.

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