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.

  • #100
    Melvin Lee
    Love Poems: Always, we look everywhere for the special one. But sometimes, we need not look quite so far.
  • #99
    Marge Tindal
    Love Poems: Rolling away from someone you love, doesn't necessarily mean you won't be back.
  • #98
    Amanda Marie
    Love Poems: We plan our lives just so. Then Life - and especially Love - pops up and hands us one more surprise.
  • #97
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: The past means nothing when questions find their answers, and women find their Love.
  • #96
    Kathleen Sheppard
    Love Poems: Trust, like love, is not a conscious decision we make. It must be born, and grow, within the human heart.
  • #95
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: As close friends get inside each other, become a part of each other, falling in love becomes an easy step to take. And, sometimes, a painful one.
  • #94
    Teresa Fiehn
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: Stick your hand on a hot stove, and you'll be amazed how quickly you remove it. But Love, which can hurt far worse, has a way of bringing us back again and again for more and more pain.
  • #93
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: Sometimes our loved ones put us on pedestals - and we simply can't or don't choose to live up to the picture they have in their minds.
  • #92
    Melvin Lee
    Love Poems: Love is not a single emotion, but a multitude of feelings. All of them quite wonderful.
  • #91
    Dan McDonald
    Love Poems: Never give up hope, Your Angel may be right around the corner.
  • #90
    Love Poems: "Do you still love me?" A simple questions, asked so often by so many, yet few answer as beautifully as do these words.
  • #89
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: The Internet is a global community - with little rooms set aside just for two.
  • #88
    Ron Carnell
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: What do you do when you fall in love with your best friend?
  • #87
    Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems: Love doesn't always come easily to a broken heart. But we still need friends…
  • #86
    Intimate Knight
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: What's the world's greatest (and oldest) aphrodisiac?
  • #85
    Stacy Williams
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: The mind is the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world…
  • #84
    Millette Addison
    Love Poems: How tall is big? How wide is huge? And, of course, how deep is Love?
  • #83
    Lonely Shadow
    Love Poems: The first touch of Love is often the most powerful force we'll ever feel.
  • #82
    A Peel
    Love Poems: Love should be declared before it's too late. But even if late, still must it be said.
  • #81
    Carrie Sue
    Love Poems: There are many reasons to love. But, in the end, they all boil down to just one reason…
  • #80
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: Regardless of the ending, that first meeting in Real Life is a special moment.
  • #79
    Karin Schaefer
    Love Poems: Love can give direction to purpose to Life. And, perhaps, meaning as well.
  • #78
    Love Poems - Erotic Poems: This lovely poem explores a very intimate, very beautiful moment between two people very much in love.
  • #77
    Pauline Hamblin
    Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems: Sometimes souls touch before eyes see.
  • #76
    Love Poems: Sometimes, dreams can keep two people together even when they're apart