Can You Finish These Classic Romantic Poems?
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's day is coming, how ready are you? How well do you know these classic love poems from modern and olden tymes?
Can you finish this line:
"She walks in beauty, like the light / of cloudless climes...
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
"How do I love thee...?
"Strephon kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me...
"Love at the lips was touch
As sweet as I could bear;
And once that seemed too much;
"Gone, I say and walk from church,
refusing the stiff procession to the grave,
letting the dead ride alone in the hearse.
"In the stillness, in the autumn moonbeams, his face was inclined
And his arm lay lightly around my breast--
"Then I see you,
Standing under a spire of pale blue larkspur,
With a basket of roses on your arm...
"Sometimes in the evening when love
tunes its harp and the crickets
celebrate life, I am like a troubadour
"From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches...
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
"It was then I knew,
like a woman looking backward,
I could not leave you,
"On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words . . .
"When a man loves a woman, he watches her sleep, thinking:
as midnight to the moon is sleep to the beloved.
A thousand fireflies wink at him.
The frogs sound like the string section
of the orchestra warming up.