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Look here for short sweet love poems and poetry for any occasion. For starters, here's an interesting translation of an ancient love poem from around 550 BC.
A slender, lovely, graceful girl,
Just budding into supple line,
And you scare her and make her shy.
Laid her down in a thousand flowers,
And put my soft wool cloak around her.
I slid my arm under her neck
To still the fear in her eyes,
For she was trembling like a fawn,
I caressed the beauty of all her body
And the desire of love wringed my heart
Like a huge cloud cloaked my eyes
And stole the sweetest breath from my chest.
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SHORT SWEET LOVE POEMS
Short, funny and maybe even a little bit naughty, but sweet nevertheless.
VALENTINE POEMS A collection of short verse that alternates between charming, funny and downright absurd.
FRIENDSHIP POEMS Poems about friendship that actually don't suck.
FUNNY POEMS Who doesn't enjoy a touch of humor here and there? And while you're at it, why not make it rhyme?
SPANISH POEM (with translation) Rhymed verse composed in Spanish, with translation.
AQUARIUS POETRY Poems from the Western Zodiac.
ARIES POETRY Poems from the Western Zodiac.
GEMINI POETRY Poems of the Western Zodiac.
LIBRA POETRY More Zodiac poetry.
PISCES POETRY Poems pertaining to the Pisces personality.
VIRGO POETRY A short, well-chosen selection of Virgo verse.
POETRY FROM EVERY STATE Read poems about the state you live in. This collection really capture the mood of geographically themed poetry.