Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Love Songs-Poems for Your Boyfriend 2017. Love has been the main muse for poetry and songwriting since the beginning of our recorded history. Poets have lamented broken hearts and so have rock stars. It has infiltrated almost every genre of music. In the following list, we’re going to look at the best love songs and poems for your boyfriend. Most of these poems and songs are written or sung by female artists. We’ll be looking at poetry throughout the ages and songs from all genres. Let’s get started.
List of Top 10 Best Love Songs-Poems for Your Boyfriend 2017
10. “I loved you first: but afterwards your love” by Christina Rossetti
This poem begins, “I loved you first: but afterwards your love/Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song/As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.” Rosettie compares the love experienced by both her and her partner, saying that at times it seemed one of them loved more than the other. In the end it doesn’t matter, though, because, “Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’/Both have the strength and both the length thereof,/Both of us, of the love which makes us one.”
9. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
Though this poem is obviously for someone’s husband, it can work for a boyfriend, too. The poem begins, “If ever two were one, then surely we./If ever man were loved by wife, then thee./If ever wife was happy in a man,/Compare with me, ye women, if you can.” She invites other women to compare their love for their significant other with the love she feels for her husband, and judging from the poem, they’re going to come up short.
8. “Poem for My Love” by June Jordan
This poem evokes imagery of a night spent with a lover and a scene on a street corner. The poet says, “How do we come to be here next to each other/in the night/Where are the stars that show us to our love/inevitable.” At the end, the poet concludes, “I am amazed by peace/It is this possibility of you/asleep/and breathing in the quiet air.” This conclusion evokes the notion of finding peace within your lover and in the quiet moments.
7. “I Love You” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
This is poem that’s perfect for new or young love. The first lines of the poem read, “I love your lips when they’re wet with wine/And red with a wild desire;/I love your eyes when the lovelight lies/Lit with a passionate fire.” It evokes images of a new and passionate love affair, possibly between young people, though it could apply to any age group. One of the most beautiful lines of the poem is, “Not for me the cold, calm kiss/Of a virgin’s bloodless love;/Not for me the saint’s white bliss,/Nor the heart of a spotless dove.” The poet is telling us that she doesn’t care about notions of virginity or purity when it comes to her lover. She wants to give herself freely to him and for him to do the same for her.
6. “Video Blues” by Mary Jo Salter
In this poem, the poet humorously muses about her husband’s crush on the actress Myrna Loy. She says, “My husband has a crush on Myrna Loy,/which makes some evenings harder to enjoy.” She playfully discusses the other actresses that her husband enjoys seeing and then concludes the poem by saying that she likes to watch Cary Grant, though they probably weren’t meant to meet. At the end, she’s left watching Myrna Loy with her husband, though she loves him.
5. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
This is Swift’s famous song where she laments that her family doesn’t approve of a certain boy that she’s dating. She compares herself and her lover to Romeo and Juliet. In the song, she urges her partner, to “just say ‘yes.’” The song was a hit, as well as so many of Taylor Swift’s songs. This song is perfect for a young couple in love, especially if their love is somewhat forbidden.
4. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion
The song was originally written by Queens New York native Jennifer Rush. She attempted to release the song herself and later it was released by Air Supply; however, it wasn’t very successful and failed to climb the charts. Celine Dion picked it up and made it a hit. Dion told Billboard, “If you want to open up and sing strong, you could not have a better song than ‘Power of Love.’”
3. “We Found Love” by Rhianna feat. Calvin Harris
The song says, “We found love in a hopeless place.” It’s the perfect song for any couple that feels that they’ve found each other at just the right moment. If you feel like your boyfriend came along when you were in a particularly bleak point in life, then this is the song for you. This was the “biggest hit of her career” according to Billboard. This is one of the Top 10 Best Love Songs-Poems for Your Boyfriend 2017.
2. “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
What’s more perfect than a song about crazy love from a couple that most of the world looks to as an icon of romantic love. These two found each other in the wild wilderness that is the music industry, and they are “crazy in love” with each other. This is an upbeat song expressing strong and high emotions from both sides. Dedicating this song to your boyfriend can really let him know how you feel about him. Apparently, Beyonce asked Jay-Z at the last minute to be on the track with her. She’s very happy that she did because now, “It still never gets old, no matter how many times I sing it.”
1. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Originally written by Dolly Parton, this song has become iconic. Most people associate it with Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. It’s a song declaring undying love for someone even if things have gone south. It’s a good song to dedicate to someone you truly love that you will always love, even if you do end up breaking up. The song is a classic and will be loved for generations and will surely be covered by more and more female artists as time goes on.
These are the Top 10 Best Love Songs-Poems for Your Boyfriend 2017. Love songs and poems have been and will always be a part of our history. It’s one of the primary human motivations. We all want love in our lives, and if you have it, you should celebrate it by sharing your feelings with your significant other. From all of these examples of different types of love songs and poems, you should be able to pick one that will fit your boyfriend! He’ll love it!