7 Romantic Words to Use in Your Love Poems ...

There are so many romantic words to use in love poems, but it seems that these sweet psalms are having a hard time surviving during an era of emoticons and terse text messages. Don't let the art of pouring out one's heart die—give writing your own love poem a try. You don't even have to give it to your muse—it might simply feel good to let all those crazy feelings gush out. If you need a little inspiration, here are some romantic words to use in your poem:

1. Yearning

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This is one of the most romantic words to use in a love poem. Use it to describe that intense, aching feeling you experience whenever you can't be with your lover. It's also perfect since it rhymes with "burning." However, you don't just have to "yearn." You can "crave," "lust," and "hunger" for your lover's touch.

2. Mesmerizing

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I love this one because it rhymes with another fun word containing the letter "Z"—your true love can be "tantalizing" (desired but just out of reach) if your love is unrequited. "Mesmerize" is also great because it rhymes with "eyes." Use the word to describe what happens when you get hypnotized by those beautiful eyes. And if you're feeling sexy, you might try rhyming it with "thighs." You can also find the object of your affection "enthralling" or "enchanting."

3. Rapture

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This is that euphoric feeling that you get when you're with the one you love. It rhymes with "capture," which is what you're trying to do to your lover's heart. However, it might be a bit too Biblical for some people. If you feel this way about the word, you might want to experience "ecstasy" or "bliss" whenever you kiss instead. But if "rapture" is good enough for Blondie, then it's good enough for me.

4. Reverie

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Instead of having a daydream about your lover, why not have a more romantic-sounding reverie? It's one of those great extended thoughts that you get lost in whenever you can't stop thinking about your sweetheart. This is a really awesome romantic word since it actually rhymes with "Marry me." This makes it great for wedding vows and proposal poems. Other similar words are "fantasy" and "vision."

5. Beckoning

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This is what those lips do whenever you get close to them. They can also be "enticing," "alluring," and "inviting." It rhymes with "reckoning," but you'll have to be kind of creative to make this word pairing work. I kind of like it because it makes me think of the word "beacon." And isn't your love a beckoning beacon that shines brightly from across the room?

6. Savor

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Whenever you're with your sweetheart, you'll want to savor every second of your time together. Try rhyming this delicious word with "favor," "waver," or even "flavor." Loving is often compared to eating, so don't be afraid to combine the two pleasurable actions in your poem. If you want to include other food-related words in this literary feast, try "appetizing," luscious," or "delish." You can also "relish" your romance.

7. Fervor

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I like this word because it reminds me of "fever." Love can definitely make us feel all flushed and fiery. It rhymes with "observer" and "serve her" (now those are two words you want to see in a love poem from a guy). It's a great word to use in place of "passion" since it's a little more unexpected. Other similar words include "ardor" and "intensity."

So if you just can't handle all those feels, don't be afraid to try your hand at penning a poem or two—it would be a fun challenge to try to use all of the words above in your work. And who knows? Maybe you'll even muster up the courage to give it to the objection of your affection. So have you ever wooed a special someone by writing them a love poem?

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