Love Poems That Touch Your Heart

by WriterArtist

The feeling of 'Love' is heavenly. Sensual and erotic, love poems that touch your heart are crux to the depths of the feelings.

It is true that Love turns you into a poet. When in love - the most fascinating, voluptuous, ecstatic thoughts come into your mind. I believe you really cannot write a love poem unless you are in love.

You might be in love with the words or the language.
Or it might be the nature and the exotic seasons.
Or a lovely damsel in your imagination.
In essence, the need of the hour is to be in love.

Love is the most beautiful emotion anyone has ever experienced. It could be the love between lovers, love of a mother for her child or love of a benevolent saint for the humanity. Love manifests in many different ways.

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Great Love Poems

Dover Thrift Editions
Great Love Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
Dover Publications
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Rumi: The Book of Love:

Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
$13.59  $4.0

Stuff You Would Love to Read

I am fascinated by Urdu poetry. My background in Hindi helps me to relate to the loveliness of Urdu Gazals. I am in love with English too, my fondness to this language grew steadily during my school days.


You might also want to venture in lovely poems written in Chinese and Japanese languages. Sufi poems are a delight if you want to take the trouble to delve into them.

Sensual Love Poems

Sensual Love Poems
Ballantine Books
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Essence Gets Lost in Translation

Most of the time the conversion does not do any good. I strongly feel, to know the quintessence of any literature, the fundamental requirement is the insight to the language. You also need to experience and have a first-hand knowledge of emotions to dive into a beautiful poetry.


I have often tried reading translated material in English, for instance; the Pali translation of Buddha’s teachings to English but I am afraid the essence is lost in the final outcome. Buddha’s original preachings are in Pali, one needs to understand the basics of Pali to experience the nuances of meditation.


In my experience it works best if you know the language, translations do not do justice to the poetry. However; it is not always possible to learn a totally different language which you never had any exposure to.

Mothers & Daughters - Books of Love

Mothers & Daughters - Books of Love
Books of Love, Inc.

If Tears Could Build A Stairway - Musical

Books of Love
If Tears Could Build A Stairway - Musical - Books of Love
Books of Love, Inc.

Imagination is the Key


The temples of Khajuraho express the emotions in the most blatant way and yet they are so pure and clandestine. Most religious texts in world use erotic language, the key is to feel the spirit of love excluding vulgarity. Looking at 'Love' is like finding beauty which is unique to the beholder’s eyes. Love is an infinite chasm of emotion and beautiful amalgamation of passion.


Isn’t it strange that in spite of the restraints from moral policing - the ancient doctrines of Church, the priests, the objects of venery still remain vivid in the minds of poets and their popularity grows profusely in a section of readers?

Power of Emotions


You have to feel the emotions and there has to be a tool to make your feelings translate into poetry. Language has been one of the strongest traits of mankind and it comes to rescue for the poets especially when they have to pour the pain out of their hearts.

Erotic Love Poems from Amarushataka




Romantic, bold and seductive the erotic poems of India are the translation of “Amarushataka”. Amaruka was a king who owned a harem of 100 beautiful ladies who were his wives. He would compose a love poetry each day as per his experience with one of these charming ladies.






Shankaracharya, a famous ascetic who was a brilliant scholar had to engage in vocal debates to establish his supremacy in the domain of religion and spirituality. In those days, there used to be in India, debates between Pandits to establish the authority in knowledge and wisdom.






When Shankaracharya encountered Sarada, wife of another scholar Mandanmisra, he could not answer the uncomfortable questions about sexual affairs. Being a celibate, he never had the opportunity to charter in this unfamiliar territory. To win the debate, he decided to enter into the body of the king to experience the nuances of love and sex.







The legend has it that after experiencing the love from those gorgeous ladies, he could answer all the unfamiliar questions resulting in the composition of the works under the title of Amarushataka.






This sensual poetry collection contains "One Hundred Poems of Amaru". The poetry was compiled in the 18th century and remains to this day one of India's favourite hand-picked assortment of love poems.

Erotic Love Poems from India: known in Sanskrit as the Amarushataka

Selections from the Amarushataka
Erotic Love Poems from India: Selections from the Amarushataka (Sha...

Treasury of Indian Love:

Poems and Proverbs from the Indian Sub-Continent - In the Languages of India and English
Treasury of Indian Love: Poems and Proverbs from the Indian Sub-Con...
Hippocrene Books Inc.,U.S. (1999-05-01)

Romance in Poetry?

Love Poem Collection: The Greatest Love Poems of All Time

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The Love Poems of Rumi

Indulge in Rumi's passion with this collection of 13th century love poetry.Become lost in the words of The Love Poems of Rumi. Included in this book is a collection of Jalal al-...

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As winter is approaching it is time for winter poetry and snow poems. Poems describing the arrival of winter and snow are just right at this time and make awesome Christmas gifts.
Snowflakes poems and tales evoke interest, creativity and imagination in kid’s mind. Stories and poems that you will love to read aloud.

Rumi’s Love Poems


When it comes to love, Rumi scores the heart of readers. He explains the divine and spiritual connotation behind love. I am not an expert on love but there are many readers who vouch for Rumi. Rumi takes you to the crest of feelings, the unique moods and the stances of love. He is a renowned Persian writer capable of taking you to the summits of mysticism. With his verses you can experience, the divine and romance together.

Updated: 02/21/2016, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 12/09/2022

The Amarushataka always makes me think of 1,001 Arabian Nights because of one poem versus one story each night.

Wouldn't it have been interesting if Amaruka and Scheherazade had respectively poetized and story-told one another?

WriterArtist on 02/24/2016

Sheilamarie - I fully agree with you. You have put it right. Most of the time when I read translations, I get frustrated. Either the words are not chosen properly, rhyming is not there or the entire meaning is lost. I think translation is a challenge especially if the subject is poetry.

sheilamarie on 02/22/2016

I think the best bet for reading poetry in translation is to read translations by a good poet in his or her own right. A translated poem is really a new poem in the second language. It's important that the poem is translated by someone who understands the culture the poem was written in, too.

Mira on 02/22/2016

They're more like rules for life.

WriterArtist on 02/21/2016

Mira - That's great. Do you think these 40 rules of love are practical and someone embracing them can win his/her sweetheart ?

Mira on 02/21/2016

I read a book about Rumi a while ago: Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi. Rather good.

WriterArtist on 02/21/2016

@Mira - I was never bold enough to read this material, but if you must, you ought to read Rumi's stuff. Amarushataka is definitely worth reading if you can. I think Erotic Poems from E.E. Cummings are also in the same league.

Mira on 02/20/2016

I didn't know about Amarushataka. Also somehow forgot that e.e. cummings wrote erotic poetry. You made me curious about both.

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