Love poems: surrender to emotion

In this article, I propose some love poems that have already been published on the site but also provide an interpretive context and their possible use for making dedications. First, I would like to point out that my love poems are rarely “romantic” (either in the literal or cultural-historical sense).

On the contrary, they cover existential aspects of love and relationships, often marked as “melancholy” or sad. However, love poems play a significant role in my literary production, as there is no doubt that relational desire is a solid drive to which one cannot help but give proportionately great weight.

We then review five poems of a very different character, with a small commentary accompanying each poem. However, I urge the reader not to limit himself to it but to dig further, reading the text and trying to grasp its most hidden aspects. Some seemingly melancholy love poems can be statements of extraordinary emotional strength.

This is at least what I wanted to portray by writing them, and I hope that you, too, can experience them in the same spirit that drove me to spend many late-night hours in front of a screen, searching for the best words and metaphors!

Love poems have always been one of the most celebrated topics for poets!
Love poems have always been one of the most celebrated subjects by poets of all ages (from the Middle Ages to contemporary singers). They will remain, perhaps, one of the primary forms of expression of human feelings.

Verses of a burning love


Experience the inflamed awakening of the passions. Explore, in this poem, the incendiary power of words and emotions that burn in the soul. This composition is based on a sequence of images, flashes of lightning flashing before the lover’s eyes as emotions take over. In a kind of mute dialogue, the narrator, torn but immersed in passion, calls his lover, perhaps distant, and, almost with a lament, asks her to cling to him, to enjoy, like Paolo and Francesca (Canto V of Dante’s Inferno), a dramatic but exceedingly enthralling fate.

“Existentialist” love poems

She is here

“She is here, lying a few meters from me,” shrouded in silence. In this existential poem, the mystery of incommunicability between individuals. Who has ever experienced a relationship of total mutual understanding? Psychological reality reveals the limits of our perception and often places us before a partner to whom we would like to talk, talk, and talk relentlessly but who seems deaf to our every request. It is not a matter of disinterest but very often of existential impossibility, which leads to frustration. But the power of poetry is precisely to allow this torment to be externalized and partially neutralized.

Tell me what I can do for you

Before the arrival of “winter,” a symbol of difficult times, loneliness, and misunderstanding, the lover, in an almost desperate outburst, asks, “Tell me what I can do for you.” Tenuous hope fades away in this twilight poetry, but simultaneously, the flame of the will to complement the other remains alive. The request, even if it is destined to go unanswered, is in itself a concrete act of love since it is not always possible to satisfy the other, but what warms the heart is the certainty that the partner will always know how to ask what you want him or her to do to increase more and more intimacy and collaboration.

The context of love poems is often the question of what the lover really wants.
The context of love poems is often the question of what the lover wants. Referring to the thought of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901 – 1981), man’s desire is to be desired.

“Melancholic” Love poems


This poem explores existential distance in the most profound relationships. It admires the traces that appear and immediately disappear in the silence of the senses, in the melancholy of a relationship that seems to escape. This is perhaps one of the most lacerating love poems, as the partner, despite accompanying the beloved, realizes step by step that everything seems to be transformed. Glances disappear in portraits captured in passing while she is turned away. The words seem to “sterilize” into automatic processes and, even more seriously, she externalizes a desire opposite to what makes a relationship solid: escape, metaphorically represented by the desire to go live in Australia.

What do you see?

Lying on a lily pad among the leaves of Spring, a beloved woman is planted in this poem as the narrator tries to draw a line between love and heartbreak before saying goodbye to her. The composition is symbolic and, at first glance, might seem almost like an obituary. However, what the lover mourns is a loss that treats death as an existential process, not a biological one.

Now distant, the beloved woman, lying on a lily pad resembling a boat, drifts away in collective indifference. The heartbroken lover realizes this and, with one last gasp, desperately asks her what she sees now that she has gotten what she wants (i.e., separation). Only he, clutching the pledge of their love in his hands, can understand how much that world, a whole of crumbling colors, has “engulfed” her without her realizing it.

Bonus drawn from the short love poems

Quartet of short poems No. 1

Within the quartet is the following four-verse poem:

Crystalline luminescences.
The bees, enamored of the noonday collapse
And the enchantment is yours.
You possess me like a gulp of air.

It can be regarded as a dedication (perhaps, together with a bouquet) in which the splendor of the lover is so great that it dims any light source. Even the bees, attracted to the colorful corollas, lose “their senses” for an enchantment or the “magical” act of driving to an altered state of consciousness where pure enjoyment is alone in the lover’s domain. The poem ends with a line that transcends any declaration of love: the partner is possessed by the beloved not as any man (or woman) but as the most essential of vital elements: breath.


Love poems originated in ancient times, have spanned the centuries, and have come down to us not only through purely lyrical work but also as the lyrics of wonderful pop music songs. Writing or dedicating poetic texts to one’s lover is undoubtedly an act of great symbolic value. In a society that has commodified many emotions, love poems remain, in their immateriality, a gift that transcends the alienating confines of stereotypes to offer as a gift a creative act, that is, a concrete effort to adapt and “bend” nature so that it reflects what is hidden in our hearts!

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