50 Short Flirty Love Poems That Are Perfect For Texting

Short and sweet!

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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.

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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.


50 Short Love Poems For Her

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

atticus short love poems


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


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

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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

17. You deserve someone

You deserve someone

who sees you as


too important to lose.


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

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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

23. Love is anterior to life

Love is anterior to life,

Posterior to death,

Initial of creation, and

The exponent of breath.

— Emily Dickinson

24. The minute I heard my first love story

The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.

They're in each other all along.”

― Rumi

25. "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

e.e. cummings

26. I love you, in ways you've never been loved

I love you,

in ways


you've never been


for reasons you've never been


for longer than you think you


and with more

than you will ever know existed



― Tyler Knott Gregson

27. "Give Away"

Love that is hoarded moulds at last

Until we know some day

The only thing we ever have

Is what we give away.

— Louis Ginsberg

28. "Passing Time"

Your skin like dawn

Mine like musk

One paints the beginning

of a certain end.

The other, the end of a

sure beginning.

— Maya Angelou

29. Lying next to you

Lying next to you

or three hundred miles away,

I am yours

just the same.

— Aurora Raine

aurora raine short love poems


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30. I want to

I want to

travel the world

with you.

Make love

in new cities.

I want to be new

with you.

— Christopher Poindexter

31. new year's eve

baby, you are my

new year's eve,

the beginning and end

of everything.

— Jessica Katoff

32. let love

let love

kiss your palm.

tuck it into

your back pocket

or some other

safe place.

let it stay.

— Alison A. Malee

33. your cologne

your cologne

smelled like

the rest of

my life

— Ben Maxfield

35. first love

you might not have been my first love

but you were the love that made

all other loves seem


― Rupi Kaur

36. “Defeated by Love”

The sky was lit


by the splendor of the moon

So powerful

I fell to the ground

Your love

has made me sure

I am ready to forsake

this worldly life

and surrender

to the magnificence

of your Being

— Rumi

37. I do not know if I will ever be complete

I do not know

if I

will ever be


but I know

whatever I am,


will always be

the rest of


― Tyler Knott Gregson

tyler knott gregson short love poems


38. her

A sky


of stars

and he

was staring

at her.

— Atticus


39. give your love to me

As nectar fills the flower,

giving sustenance to the bee,

I need you every hour,

to give your love to me.

— Anonymous

40. "Love of My Life"

When I think of you.

I know you think of me too.

Our life is like a dream.

A beautiful moon beam.

Keep me in your heart.

So that we will never part.

— Jennifer Betts

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41. If our souls

If our souls

can keep finding one another

again and again in this lifetime

surely they can do so

in the next

— Aurora Raine

42. I will follow you

I will follow you,

my love,

to the edge of all our days,

to our very last


— Atticus

43. "How Do I Love You?"

How do I love you?


Oh, this way and that way.

Oh, happily. Perhaps

I may elaborate by

demonstration? Like

this, and

like this and

no more words now

— Mary Oliver

44. This is how I would die

This is how I would die

into the love I have for you:

As pieces of cloud

dissolve in sunlight.

— Rumi

45. thank you

thank you for loving me

through rain, through growth,

through change.

thank you for loving me, still.

— Alison A. Malee

47. honeycomb

you must have a


for a heart

how else

could a man

be this sweet

— Rupi Kaur

48. "Eros"

The sense of the world is short,

Long and various the report,—

To love and be beloved;

Men and gods have not outlearned it,

And how oft soe'er they've turned it,


'Tis not to be improved.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. You are the poem


are the poem

I never knew

how to write

and this life

is the story

I have always


to tell.

― Tyler Knott Gregson

50. my soul has traveled

my soul

has traveled

long and far

to find


— Ben Maxfield

ben maxfield short love poems

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D'Vaughn McCrae is a writer and multimedia journalist.