Five Love Poems Written By Women
I love reading poems and articles written by others. Here are some examples of women who excel in their writing of poetry.
- “How Do I Love Thee”
- “If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking”
- “Love Letter”
The word poetry came from the Greek word “poiesis”, which means creating, making or forming something. Poetry is a form of literary art in which the poet expresses his or her emotions, affections and sentiments into words using various rhymes, rhythm, lines and euphony. Some forms of poetry surpass the boundaries of cultures, status and genres in accordance to how the author wrote it. There are many types and forms of poetry that invokes the emotions of the readers, however love poems is one of the most read and most searched verses throughout the years. Here are some few examples of the greatest love poems written by a woman.
“How Do I Love Thee”
“How Do I Love Thee” is written by Elizabeth Barret Browning (1806 – 1861). This poem is one of the most quoted poems ever written. She wrote this poem for Robert Browning during their courtship in the 1840’s. Elizabeth Barret Browning has some physical deformities but that didn’t stop her from writing poems and becoming one of the best poets of her time. The simplicity of this poem can make the reader understand the emotions that the poet is trying to portray in the poem. It doesn’t need any more explanation but rather it makes the reader feel the romance in every word.
“If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking”
“If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking” is written by Emily Dickenson (1830-1886). It is a strong reminder that love is simply helping others and showing an act of kindness can indeed go a long way. It is a meaningful poem not only for lovers but for everybody who has loved and willing to share the love in their hearts. She wrote more than a hundred of poems about love, nature and human nature. She is one of the greatest poets that ever lived.
“Petals” is written by Amy Lowell (1874 -1925). The poem was written in such a way that its content has double meanings. She wrote many poems for her beloved Ada, her life partner at that time. Amy Lowell is well known for her dedication to the art of poetry. The personal life of Amy Lowell at that time has become an issue; however that does not stop her from being an inspiration to other women to venture out and try out other careers rather than be dictated by society.
“Love Letter” is written by Sylvia Plath (1932 -1963). The poem is about reason to live, reflections about marriage, love and giving birth. Her life and subsequent suicide have made a great impact on the literary world. There are many speculations and questions why this great artist, ended her life that way. Her poem is not much about romance or love but about her husband’s philandering ways.
“Lullaby” is written by Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888). The poem is about love but not the romantic love, it is the love of a mother to her child. The poem is as soothing as your mother’s voice, as she sings to you before you go to sleep.