Famous Sad Love Poems

Classic Sad Love Poems By Famous Poets

Love is a two edged sword. No other emotion has the ability to make you feel both indescribable joy and deep fear and sadness, sometimes simultaneously. When love comes to an end or is not mutual, often a terrible sadness ensues, a pain felt deep in the chest, tearing at the heart, demanding to be felt. Only those who have loved and lost can know this pain. Poetry is often the only way to express this pain with words as it is deeply emotional and often defies logic. Those suffering because of love are likely to enjoy reading and writing sad love poems.

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  1. Annabel Lee

    Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of ANNABEL LEE;

    Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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    Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet. This is such a touching poem. It puts a lump in my throat.

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  3. Choice

    Choice By Angela Morgan

    I'd rather have the thought of you
    To hold against my heart,
    My spirit to be taught of you
    With west winds blowing,

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    I have never read anything by Angela Morgan, but this truly speaks to me right now.

  4. The Raven

    The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

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  6. May

    May By Sara Teasdale

    The wind is tossing the lilacs,
    The new leaves laugh in the sun,
    And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
    But for me the spring is done....

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  7. Ebb

    Ebb By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    I know what my heart is like
    Since your love died:
    It is like a hollow ledge
    Holding a little pool

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  8. The Kiss

    The Kiss By Sara Teasdale

    I hoped that he would love me,
    And he has kissed my mouth,
    But I am like a stricken bird
    That cannot reach the south. ...

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    Yes! Been there! It kinda takes away from the romance. It might be best to keep trying to fly south.
    Jac Judy A Campbell

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  10. Lone Gentleman

    Lone Gentleman By Pablo Neruda

    The gay young men and the love-sick girls,
    and the abandoned widows suffering in sleepless delirium,
    and the young pregnant wives of thirty hours,
    and the raucous cats that cruise my garden in the shadows, ...

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  11. To A Young Girl

    To A Young Girl By William Butler Yeats

    My dear, my dear, I know
    More than another
    What makes your heart beat so;
    Not even your own mother...

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