Here were her picks: For when you like a guy a ton, and you want him to think you're cool..."Knowing You Could Is Better Than Knowing You Will" by Mark Bibbins I must see you; let's meet at the fringes of respectabilityat quarter past nine.The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events.(Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning“Praisesong” by Sarah Browning“The School of Night & Hyphens” by Chen Chen"Heart to Heart" by Rita Dove“Of the Irresolubleness of Diamonds” by Monica Ferrell"Resignation"by Nikki Giovanni“Scaffolding” by Seamus Heaney"Yours" by Daniel Hoffman"Song to Celia" by Ben Jonson“[To find a kiss of yours]” by Federico García Lorca"A Gift" by Amy Lowell“San Antonio” by Naomi Shihab Nye"Falling" by Patrick Phillips"Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem II]" by Adrienne Rich"Monna Innominata [I wish I could remember]" by Christina Rossetti"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley“[And sometimes I know I am having a feeling]” by Matthew Siegel"After the First Child, the Secondby Paige Taggart“In Each Look Our Years” by Edwin Torres"poem I wrote sitting across the table from you" by Kevin Varrone"Love Poem" by Susan Wheeler“Sonnet w/ Rose” by Matthew Yeager"Ditty" by Kevin Young"Blue Vase" by Cynthia Zarin Erotic Love Poems“Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes, III” by Francisco X. Lawrence"The Ecstasy" by Philip Lopate“Not Doing Something Wrong Isn’t the Same as Doing Something Right” by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz“Touched by Dusk, We Know Better Ourselves” by Sasha Pimentel“Prague” by Khadijah Queen“North Wind” by Lola Ridge"Antique" by Arthur Rimbaud"My Bright Aluminum Tumblers" by Michael Ryan“Center of the World” by Safiya Sinclairread more erotic love poems Friendship Poems"I Love the Hour Just Before" by Todd Boss“Song Out Here” by Juan Felipe Herrera"After the Movie" by Marie Howe"For N & K" by Gina Myers"How I Am" by Jason Shinder"Friend," by Jean Valentineread more friendship poems Poems about Heartbreak and Difficult Love"The Embrace" by Mark Doty“All I Ever Wanted” by Katie Ford"Self-Portrait at 36 w/ David" by Ellen Hagan“When You Leave” by Twyla M.Alarcón“At the Touch of You” by Witter Bynner“These Hands, If Not Gods” by Natalie Diaz"Kinky" by Denise Duhamel"A Greek Island" by Edward Hirsch"Stridulation Sonnet" by Jessica Jacobs“A Tuesday Night” by Douglas S. Hansen“I May After Leaving You Walk Quickly or Even Run” by Matthea Harvey“What I Did Wrong” by Marie Howe“Multiple Man: Guest-starring me & you” by Gary Jackson“Poem Number Two on Bell’s Theorem, or The New Physicality of Long Distance Love” by June Jordan“Holding Pattern” by Timothy Liu“Love Elegy in the Chinese Garden, with Koi” by Nathan Mc Clain"Are You Going to Stay?I've dated four guys who won me over thanks, in large part, to poetry. All four liked to read verse out loud to me now and then — and believe me, it is hot when a dude ventriloquizes Yeats, for example, in order to say: WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read...
Vincent Millay"Beside You on Main Street" by Jillian Weise“Our Many Never Endings” by Courtney Queeney"Sometimes with One I Love" by Walt Whitman“Russian Ending” by Jerry Williamsread more Poetic Pairings Learn how to pair the perfect poem with sweets, drinks, and flora for your partner on Valentine's more Eros and the Lyric Imaginationby Marilyn Hacker Eros is often the fuel of the lyric imagination, which chooses to use words, sentences, musical structures of language to re/member the beloved, to enter that inexhaustible source of—not uniquely “carnal”—knowledge which is another person’s body and more All My Poems Are Love Poems: When Two Poets Fall in Love Love poetry is about as old as love itself, from Homer’s vision of Penelope’s steadfastness, to the biblical Song of Solomon, to Shakespeare’s sonnets for his “Dark Lady” (or, some speculate, Dark Lord), to Keats’s love songs for his own depression.What better way to express one’s feelings of love and passion than through reading and sharing a poem?"To Dorothy" by Marvin Bell"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet"How Do I Love Thee?turns me on more than a man sharing his favorite poems with me.
I'd take a man who knows his cunning linguists well over one who is an expert at that other thing any day of the week.
Try hand-copying one of these on a pretty piece of paper and leaving it on your spouse’s pillow or in her lunch bag in the morning.