22 Short Flirty Love Poems That Are Perfect For Texting
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Who doesn’t like being romanced every now and again? It’s the little things that count, and what better way to show a little love than by sending short love poems to that special person in your life?

Flirty poems are an especially great way to show your romantic side if you’re dating, say, an English major. But honestly, the love poems below will take you far with anyone who enjoys the art of words and the lovely ways they can be woven together.

If you’re not exactly the best at stringing said words together yourself, there’s nothing wrong with finding poetry online, then sending your favorites off in cute texts!

Whether you’re just in a moment of passion, feeling inspired to personify a modern Romeo and Juliet (without dying, of course), or you don’t think your partner hears this stuff enough, short but sweet love poems are a simple way to inject some extra romance into your everyday life.

So don’t be shy. In fact, let yourself get ooey-gooey! Try sending these short love poems to the person you love as a sweet surprise.

22 Short Love Poems

1. You’re the type of person

You’re the type of person

    that makes forever


          too short.

— a.l

2. I’ll plant a row of daisy seeds

I’ll plant a row of daisy seeds,

In the space below each eye,

So they’ll remind you of your beauty,

When they bloom each time you cry.

— Erin Hanson

3. I will love you

I will love you,

Not starting with

Your skin or

Your organs or

Your bones:

I will love madly first,

Your naked soul.

— Christopher Poindexter

4. If ever we shall perish

If ever we shall perish

and become but specks

of dust, I hope the wind

carries us away to that

place you’ve always loved.

— R.M. Broderick Poetry

5. She had the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen

She had the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen

And it took only her laugh to realize

that beauty was the least of her.

— Atticus

6. Roses are red

Roses are red

Violets are blue


Let me kiss you.

— Unknown

7. coffee is

coffee is

all well

and good

but i would


have your


kiss me


every morning

— kpk

8. because


i could watch you

for a single


and find

a thousand things

that i love

about you

— (cm)

9. Courage

You love with everything

you have…

not everyone possesses

that kind of courage.

— N.R. Hart

10. In all the world there is

In all the world there is

no heart for me like yours.

In all the world there is

no love for you like mine.

— Maya Angelou

11. I would love to say

I would love to say

that you

make me

weak in the knees,


to be quite upfront,

and completely



make my body forget

it has knees

at all.

— Tyler Knott Gregson

12. You are always

You are always

ticking inside of me

and I dream of you

more often

than I don’t.

— Unknown

13. I keep myself busy

I keep myself busy

with the things I do,

But every time I pause,

I still think of you.

— Unknown

14. I’m jealous of the morning sun

I’m jealous of the morning sun

That gets to be the first to see you

Or the coffee cup

Who gets to kiss your sleepy lips awake

— Unknown

15. All I can

All I can

ever ask of



to stay.

Just stay.

— Unknown

16. I Never Knew

I never knew about happiness;

I didn’t think dreams came true;

I couldn’t really believe in love,

Until I finally met you.

— Joanna Fuchs

17. You deserve someone

You deserve someone

who sees you as

too important to lose.

— Faraway

18. Come lay with me

Come lay with me. I wanna talk about nothing with someone that means something.

— Unknown

19. I just need

I just need





— Unknown

20. and if you are to love

and if you are to love,

love as the moon loves;

it does not steal the night —

it only unveils the beauty

of the dark.

— isra al-thibeh

21. When I see you again

When I see you again,

I’ll stand closer,

So you can hear my heartbeat,

and understand,

What I could never say.

— Entela Gjetja

22. From “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

— Gabriel García Márquez

D’Vaughn McCrae is a writer and multimedia journalist. Check out her website for more.

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