E.E. Cummings Love Poems: 15 Poems For The Outright Romantic

By Rohit GarooRohit Garoo  • 

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”

If you’re new to the world of fine poetry, you need to read a couple of EE Cummings love poems to refine your taste. Nothing beats the pinings of this free liberal soul, who’s written some of the best latter day poetry know to our generations.

Edward Estlin Cummings is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and greatest poets of the 21st century. He has written more than 2000 poems in his lifetime, and is known for his unique style of excluding logical punctuations, using allegories, and writing free verse poems. One could even see the usage of predominantly lower-case letters in the poems he wrote, and he would often write his name as ‘ee cummings’ rather than the traditional ‘E.E. Cummings’. Most of his poems focused on love and relationships are truly interesting.

We have compiled some of the best EE Cummings love poems for you!

Read and share. Here we go.

1. I Carry Your Heart

I carry your heart
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

This piece is arguably the most popular of all EE Cummings love poems. It talks about deep profound true love. The poem has all the words to express one’s abject love to a person who has become the centre of your attention with your world revolving around that one person.

2. Love Is A Place

Love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds

Here is one of EE Cummings love poems which is all about the essence of love and its all so great power. He has used an analogy of comparing love to a place – a place that brings peace and happiness to the heart of the one who visits it. It will also bring a change in the person since he would himself/herself would strive to make the world a loving place.

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3. Nothing False And Possible Is Love

Nothing false and possible is love
(who’s imagined, therefore is limitless)
love’s to giving as to keeping’s give;
as yes is to if, love is to yes

must’s a schoolroom in the month of may:
life’s the deathboard where all now turns when
(love’s a universe beyond obey
or command,reality or un-)

proudly depths above why’s first because
(faith’s last doubt and humbly heights below)
kneeling, we-true lovers-pray that us
will ourselves continue to outgrow

all whose mosts if you have known and i’ve
only we our least begin to guess.

Through this love poem, EE Cummings communicates the ideology that love is true and a path that is not easy. In other words, it is staying committed to your love and thoughts when the whole world is against you. After all, this is the challenge which many lovers have always faced.

4. Speaking Of Love (of… (LV)

speaking of love(of
which Who knows the
meaning;or how dreaming

if your heart’s mind)i
guess a grassblade
Thinks beyond or
around(as poems are

made)Our picking it. this
caress that laugh
both quickly signify
life’s only half(through

deep weather then
or none let’s feel
all)mind in mind flesh
In flesh succeeding disappear

It is a short EE Cummings love poem that gives a snapshot of the various meanings of love. Here he compares love to the dreams of the heart, which it sees in its ‘mind’. Overall, the poem talks about the sensation of love, and how it stimulates thoughts, which are introspective in way that they help us have a realization of a sort.

5. You Being In Love…

you being in love
will tell who softly asks in love,

am i separated from your body smile brain hands merely
to become the jumping puppets of a dream? oh i mean:
entirely having in my careful how
careful arms created this at length
inexcusable, this inexplicable pleasure-you go from several
persons: believe me that strangers arrive
when i have kissed you into a memory
slowly, oh seriously
-that since and if you disappear

ask “life, the question how do i drink dream smile

and how do i prefer this face to another and
why do i weep eat sleep-what does the whole intend”
they wonder. oh and they cry “to be, being, that i am alive
this absurd fraction in its lowest terms
with everything cancelled
but shadows
-what does it all come down to? love? Love
if you like and i like,for the reason that i
hate people and lean out of this window is love,love
and the reason that i laugh and breathe is oh love and the reason
that i do not fall into this street is love.”

It is one of EE Cummings love poems written in active voice that shares the innate feelings of a person who is madly in love with someone. It tells about all the thoughts that come in this love-bird’s mind, and how he/she makes certain interpretations of them eventually ascribing it all to the beloved whose love has brought that change.

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6. Your Little Voice…

your little voice
Over the wires came leaping
and i felt suddenly
With the jostling and shouting of merry flowers
wee skipping high-heeled flames
courtesied before my eyes
or twinkling over to my side
Looked up
with impertinently exquisite faces
floating hands were laid upon me
I was whirled and tossed into delicious dancing
with the pale important
stars and the Humorous
dear girl
How i was crazy how i cried when i heard
over time
and tide and death
your voice

This one is a typical EE Cummings love poem with his signature style of leaving-out all the punctuation. This poem is also one of his least complex ones. As one deciphers from it, it is about a man sharing his amorous thoughts every time he hears the voice of his lady-love. He shares how elated and ecstatic he feels when he hears his woman’s voice.

7. My Love

my love
thy hair is one kingdom
the king whereof is darkness
thy forehead is a flight of flowers
thy head is a quick forest
filled with sleeping birds
thy breasts are swarms of white bees
upon the bough of thy body
thy body to me is April
in those armpits is the approach of spring
thy thighs are white horses yoked to a chariot
of kings
they are the striking of a good minstrel
between them is always a pleasant song
my love
thy head is a casket
of the cool jewel of thy mind
the hair of thy head is one warrior
innocent of defeat
thy hair upon thy shoulders is an army
with victory and with trumpets
thy legs are the trees of dreaming
whose fruit is the very eatage of forgetfulness
thy lips are satraps in scarlet
in whose kiss is the combinings of kings
thy wrists
are holy
which are the keepers of the keys of thy blood
thy feet upon thy ankles are flowers in vases
of silver
in thy beauty is the dilemma of flutes
thy eyes are the betrayal
of bells comprehended through incense.

In this EE Cummings love poem, we see a fictional man describing the woman he loves dearly. The fictional lover is so enchanted by the way his lady looks that he has drawn comparison with beautiful and superior things found in this world. This is one that you can actually share with the woman you love. Looking for a unisex poem instead? Read the next one.

8. I Have Found What You Are Like

i have found what you are like
the rain,
(Who feathers frightened fields
with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields
easily the pale club of the wind
and swirled justly souls of flower strike
the air in utterable coolness
deeds of green thrilling light
with thinned
newfragile yellows
lurch and.press
-in the woods
And the coolness of your smile is
stirring of birds between my arms;but
i should rather than anything
have(almost when hugeness will shut
your kiss

This one is on the similar lines as the previous one, and can be used to describe the one you love. The words of both these EE Cummings love poems share the lover’s perception of all the unique traits of the beloved that he/she discovered as the relationship progressed. These were the attributes that impressed the fictional lover in the first place and now he/he describes it through the poem.

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9. It May Not Always Be So

it may not always be so;and i say
that if your lips,which i have loved,should touch
another’s,and your dear strong fingers clutch
his heart,as mine in time not far away;
if on another’s face your sweet hair lay
in such a silence as i know,or such
great writhing words as,uttering overmuch,
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;
if this should be,i say if this should be-
you of my heart,send me a little word;
that i may go unto him,and take his hands,
saying,Accept all happiness from me.
Then shall i turn my face,and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.

This one is a bit melancholic, and talks about a stage in a relationship where the two lovers are at the verge of breaking-up. At this point, the man shares with his lover this fear but adds that he will continue to admire his lady-love, and would consider her new beau a fortunate one. It’s one of the rarer EE Cummings love poems that are of a sadder tone, of being at the brink of losing your love, and how it would feel.

10. May My Heart Always Be Open To Little…

may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old

may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile

It is a love poem by EE Cummings that conveys the thoughts of person who is deeply in love, and would like to stay so for as long as possible. We see that the lover wishes to keep his heart open and his mind clear so that he can continue to love the way he can right now.

11. In Time Of Daffodils

In time of daffodils (who know the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how
in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)
in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes
in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)
and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me

Here is a love poem to be shared with a beloved. EE Cummings draws comparison with flowers to the various meanings and significances they hold. He then requests the reader (presumably the love interest) to keep those flowers in mind and remember all the things that are associated with it; things that are affiliated to love.

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12. Love Is More Thicker Than Forget

Love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

It’s most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

Love is more always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less litter than forgive

It’s most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky

Another of the classic EE Cummings love poems with no punctuation. Here we see the poet comparing love to various things commonly found in the world. Overall, it is a love poem that talks about the power of love, and how it can persevere even in the most difficult of times.

13. 2 Little Whos

2 little whos
(he and she)
under are this
wonderful tree
smiling stand
(all realms of where
and when beyond)
now and here
(far from a grown
-up i&you-
ful world of known)
who and who
(2 little arms
and over them this
aflame with dreams
incredible is)

It is an adorable love poem about describing two young lovers who are embracing each other. The poet describes the lovers and their surroundings by making a connection between them through the use of some lovely words.

14. In The Rain

In the rain-
darkness, the sunset
being sheathed i sit and
think of you
the holy
city which is your face
your little cheeks the streets
of smiles
your eyes half-
half-angel and your drowsy
lips where float flowers of kiss

there is the sweet shy pirouette
your hair
and then
your dancesong
a single star is
uttered,and i
think of you

This EE Cummings love poem shares the thought of a man thinking of a woman he loves while gazing outside the window one rainy evening. The man then goes on to think about all those attributes of hers that make him feel attracted towards her.

15. It Is At Moments After I Have Dreamed

It is at moments after i have dreamed
of the rare entertainment of your eyes,
when(being fool to fancy)i have deemed
with your peculiar mouth my heart made wise;
at moments when the glassy darkness holds

the genuine apparition of your smile
(it was through tears always)and silence moulds
such strangeness as was mine a little while;

moments when my once more illustrious arms
are filled with fascination, when my breast
wears the intolerant brightness of your charms:

one pierced moment whiter than the rest

– turning from the tremendous lie of sleep
i watch the roses of the day grow deep.

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When you are madly in love, even your dreams become a reflection of the reality. This poem is exactly about that point, and how a thin line then differentiates dreams from reality. It is one of the most interesting EE Cummings love poems of all times.

So those were some romantic EE Cummings love poems. Hope you like reading them.

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