SALT LAKE CITY — Valentine’s Day is about more than candy, chocolate and roses.
It’s about love — #cheesy — and sometimes, couples share their love through the art of poetry.
The Academy of American Poets recently unveiled the top poems shared on Valentine’s Day in 2017 from Poets.org.
Those poems were:
“How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day (Sonnet 18)” by William Shakespeare
In addition to sharing these two classic poems, the Academy of American Poets selected its own favorite poems that talk about love, with subjects ranging from early romances to long-lasting and eternal love.
Here are those poems:
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"poem I wrote sitting across the table from you" by Kevin Varrone
If you didn’t find anything here that suits you, NPR recently asked listeners to share their own experiences with love and relationships, giving author Kwame Alexander the task of finding poems that capture those specific feelings. You can read those poems here.