Short Sweet Love Poems, Romantic Poetry, and More


Look here for Short Sweet Love Poems, and romantic poetry for any occasion. 

Shown below is an interesting translation of an ancient love poem from around 550 BC. 

Short Sweet Love Poems

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.


– Anacreon

Click any link for a free, printable collection of (mostly) contemporary poetry.

You'll find here many poetic styles, approaching many topics, and suitable to many purposes.

These poems were thoughtfully selected by a committee of professional writers and poets, who care deeply about literary quality.

In other words, these poems don't suck (except for the Villanelle, which sucks in a good way). 

To print any of these poems, simply click and drag your cursor to highlight the text you want to print.

Then select a PRINT option from your drop-down menu.

Be sure to print only the highlighted selection.

Check back often for updates to our printable poetry file. 


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