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Love Poems in Honor of Valentine's Day

Updated on March 17, 2015


It is often said that when she smiles:

It is a place where the angel lives.

The workday is forgotten;

And so is one’s problems.

And wave upon wave,

she lets her feelings show,

but the night’s calm

does not let it surface.

She placed my hand on her heart

that’s as soft as November rains.

“Look inside,” she said.

“Tell me what you see?”

I pulled her close to me:

I let my answer

dance upon her lips.


By the Light of the Moon

From the desert to the sea,

she gives to me a feeling—

a feeling called love.

Through her coffee colored eyes

the world seems anew—

an everlasting,

ever changing story.

I am wrapped in warmth

by the light of the moon.

I’m aloss for words

in the presence of you.

Her features

seem so clear to me:

Her voice, a soft wind.

Her eyes are like star-filled skies.

A wash of memories

flood my mind,

sending chills up my spine.

From this California Dream

winding from here onto you.

We are lost on this landscape

by the light of the moon.

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo | Source
The Getty Museum.
The Getty Museum. | Source
Common Ground.  Corona, California.
Common Ground. Corona, California. | Source
Huntington Library.
Huntington Library. | Source

September Song


an assorted array of

flowers in



has this

special power

to change

the darkest hour

into a passion full-bloom.

And I

constantly ask myself,


do you


in my eyes?


it is the love

I have for you

that’s as vast

as the ocean

is wide.

And now,

on this September night

I gaze

at the stars

and can’t help

but think of you

wherever you are.



if you think

of me the same

as you

lie upon your bed.

Your mind running wild

from the book


just read.


approach the window

and focus

on the sky;

A teardrop


from your eyes

“No place

I’d rather be,” you say,

“than in your arms.”

And off

in the distance

we hear

the forest playing


September Song.

The Getty Museum.
The Getty Museum. | Source

Pet Shop Boys - Se A Vida E

Howard Jones - Everlasting Love


“Close your eyes,” she said,

“and let your mind go.”

Well, my mind seemed to go


and then some.

I told her that I liked the way I felt.

I saw more than the naked eye

could possibly see.

Yes, I even saw places where the mind

wanted to be.

We were sailing on the ocean

with the wind on our tail.

Our backdrop was unfolding

in the most beautiful sunset.

Nature was speaking to us.

Last thing I remember

was waking up in her arms.

I felt all the love in her heart.

Sunset at the beach.
Sunset at the beach. | Source

Erasure - Because You're So Sweet (Live Acoustic)

The Night Holds Promise

Whenever I gaze out into the night,

I see the stars that blaze

in an effortless sea;

I think of you and your beauty

and the love that remains.

I know the night holds promise.

The words I wish I could say

may be hard to convey.

I know my love is for real.

If I could just hold you.

If I could just kiss you.

You’d feel the love in my heart

and see the love in my soul.


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    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Hi d-b-ggaming. I'm glad you enjoyed the poems.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Vinaya, it is my pleasure to endorse your work. Your work is inspirational and beautiful.

      I'm glad you enjoyed my poems. I greatly appreciate your positive words.

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      6 years ago from The land of the living


    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Terry, thanks for endorsing my work and sharing the link.

      Your poems are wonderful. Images you evoke are beautiful. Your words are very sonorous.

    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you very much, Daisy Mariposa. I'm glad you enjoyed the poems and photos. I love capturing natures beauty with my camera. I also enjoy the beautiful photos of others, as you can probably tell. Check out the beautiful photos that Vanaya Ghimire has taken.

      It is my pleasure to share my poems with others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. And by the way, I love butterflies(mariposas) and flowers too. :)

    • Terry27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you very much, Phyllis. I'm glad you enjoyed the poems. I enjoyed writing them.

      I greatly appreciate you voting this hub Up and Beautiful. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      This Hub is a winner, Terry...beautiful poetry, beautiful photographs...

      Thanks for publishing it.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This is so lovely and romantic, Terry. Voted UP and Beautiful.


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