What is a love poem? Is it necessarily a poem about romantic love? About romance? Marriage and commitment? Or is a love poem something else entirely?

In a recent short story I wrote, a writer is told by a young critic that he doesn't understand love. "It's neither noble nor eternal, as you would have your audience believe," she says.

"Nobody understands love," the writer admits. "It seems to be Universal. Timeless. Yet, it's also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations. I don't understand love, and can't understand love, because it's a different thing for each of us."

These love poems are Universal. Timeless. And yet very much a different thing for each of us. We hope you enjoy them...

Let the countdown begin.

  • #50
    LaTiefa Alston
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: I'm not sure if this is an sexy poem (it is!), a delightfully funny poem (it is!), or just a wonderfully beautiful expression of budding love (it's that, too!).
  • #49
    Love Poems: Love has a way of making Dreamers of us all.
  • #48
    Horace Whitfield
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: Suppose you met someone new. A friend. What kind of questions would you <b>really</b> like to ask?
  • #47
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: A friend - whether near or far - is someone with whom we can share our innermost feelings...
  • #46
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: Love on the Internet - It's just as real as our offline relationships, and the emotions involved are just the same as well.
  • #45
    Karin Schaefer
    Love Poems: If Love is an instinctive need and desire, then why does it take us so long to learn to do it well?
  • #44
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: When friendship turns to love, if only for a night, it can be very beautiful. Unfortunately, it can also be very complicated.
  • #43
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: When the Internet makes us want, it often leaves us wanting.
  • #42
    David Farrar
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Love can arouse <b>every</b> human sense.
  • #41
    Minuk Choi
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: The line between friendship and lovers is not easily crossed, and the dangers of failure are very real.
  • #40
    Todd Fulton
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: Some gifts are given especially to be returned.
  • #39
    Love Poems: When reality and fantasy meet, the result is Love.
  • #38
    Lynn Smiley
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: When you go down a one-way road, you have no choice but to accept your destination.
  • #37
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: The moments when we awake, beside the one we love, are very special ones.
  • #36
    Poem Removed at Request of Author
  • #35
    Susan Miller
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Intimacy, freely given, is but the first link in a chain of gifts.
  • #34
    Jon Macomber
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: When friendship turns to love, there aren't always easy answers to be found.
  • #33
    Earthbound Angel
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: When a close friend surprises us, we sometimes don't react exactly the way we might have wished.
  • #32
    Millette Addison
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Daydreaming is a wonderful experience, especially dreams of passion.
  • #31
    Love Poems: This heart-warming poem speaks a vital Truth - we should never give up on Love, because it never gives up on us.
  • #30
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: Sometimes, when you meet that special someone on-line, the only thing you can do is wish ...
  • #29
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Fantasy and love have something very much in common. Both can totally consume our lives.
  • #28
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: What better way to start a night of beautiful sharing than with a kiss?
  • #27
    Wet Was 22 Dropped 5
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Sometimes just the thought of someone can stir up emotions in us when we least expect it.
  • #26
    Karin Schaefer
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: There is a moment when two people become one, and in their oneness become two in love.