One example of a verse from a love poem is: "Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. / We would sit down and think which way / To walk, and pass our long love’s day..." This verse is from the poem "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell. This poem is about wishing there were more than a single lifetime to spend with a lover.Continue Reading
Andrew Marvell was an English poet and politician during the 1600s. Most of his poetry has a metaphysical theme. Additional famous poems by him include "The Garden," "An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland" and "The Mower's Song." He is associated with other metaphysical poets such as John Donne and George Herbert.
Another example of a verse from a famous love poem is: "I have spread my dreams under your feet; / Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." This is from the poem "Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats. In the beginning of this poem, the author speaks of wishing for the cloths of heaven to lay at his lover's feet. However, he is poor and his dreams are his most valued possession, and he lays these at the feet of his lover instead.Learn more about Poetry