In the spirit of Valentine’s Day here is my favourite love poem:
If I could write words
Like leaves on an Autumn forest floor
What a bonfire my letters would make.
If I could speak words of water
You would drown when I said
‘I love you.’
Personally, it is the beautiful and morbid imagery of drowning the person you love with your words that makes this poem stand out. Spike Milligan was pretty messed up but boy, could he write a poem.