Friday 5: Top 5 Fail-Proof Love Poems*

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Don’t let bad poetry. Happen to You. Happy National Poetry Month, y’all!

To celebrate, here’s a little rundown of five don’t-fail-me-now love poems to get you through Spring Fever. If these don’t rope you a snuggle buddy by the time April’s through, I give up. You’ll have to die alone.  (<_ Not actually true, but how romantic! How poetic!)

Feed your inner poet and seduce a passers-by with this week’s stanza-clad, swoon-inducing Friday Five:

Top Five Fail-Proof Love Poems*

(* = A Wildly Unsubstantiated Fact)

1. “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in],” e e cummings

2. “One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII,” Pablo Neruda

3. “Reading Someone Else’s Love Poems,” Kate Light

4. “How Will You Kiss?” Judith Pordon

5. “Sonnet 147: My Love is a Fever,” William Shakespeare

Now, if you want to really woo ’em, you could always write a love poem of your own. For (substantially tongue-in-cheek) advice on that topic, check out this Friday Five from a few months back: Top Five Poetic Forms Tough Enough to Take Your Love. Good luck, you soon-to-be-non-celibate Spring Feverish poets!