8 Beautiful Poems for Him That He’ll Cherish

You’ve Found the Perfect Guy – Now Find the Perfect Poem!

Today’s topic hits close to home for many of you romantics out there – finding the right words to express those deep feels for your special guy. Whether it’s for your anniversary, his birthday, or just because you adore him, giving a thoughtful poem is such a sweet gesture.

But let’s be real – poetry can be intimidating! Those flowery verses and obscure metaphors have a way of making even the most literate folks feel like we failed English class. Fear not, my friends. I’ve curated a list of heartfelt, down-to-earth poems that any regular human can understand (and any decent guy would be touched to receive).

More importantly, these aren’t just randomly plucked rhymes. I’ve deliberately chosen pieces that tap into different aspects of love and relationships in a way that’ll resonate with him. Because guys may not always show it, but they absolutely crave that sense of being deeply known and cherished.

So let’s dive in and find you the perfect romantic poem to make your man feel all the warm fuzzies. No corny clichés here – just real, raw emotion straight from the heart.

1. “Scaffolding” by Seamus Heaney

First up, we have this understated yet potent piece by the Irish poet laureate Seamus Heaney. It’s all about those mundane moments of intimacy that become sacred when you’re sharing them with your person:

Moulding the hot comfrey pulp
To scatter her cracked heelcup,
I straightened, sighting
The Kite's six-foot Cross 
Against the loneworker's house...

...And I thought of the woman
He Planted sleepers for
Whittled an Ash plant with a greenleaf
At the ridgepole's croppyboy root-end
And hauled up three floor-joists
Shouting their bowed Plasterers' whoops
Her man  could hear across
His high scattered ricks...

See what I mean? It’s just two people going about their daily tasks, yet Heaney makes it sound so tender and profound – precisely what makes long-term couplehood so beautiful.

You could read this one to your longtime partner and reminisce about all those little silly-sweet moments that became cherished inside jokes and traditions just for you two. Or share it with a new love to show you appreciate the simple joys of sharing a life.

Either way, it’s sure to give him all the warm fuzzies over how intimately you seem to “get” your relationship. Because that’s what we all really want, isn’t it? To be truly known and accepted by our loved ones.

2. “He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Okay, okay – I know the title sounds morbid as heck. But stick with me here, because this is actually an unexpectedly playful and uplifting poem about how wonderful it feels when your partner brings sunshine to your life.

The poet basically says that while most folks dread death, the narrator almost wishes his love would pass on to paradise so she could send down glimpses of heaven and delight him always:

If by a grave's side I should stand    
Thy little ghost would leap into my hand--
A tiny thing to look at, and to touch
A perilous treasure, lent for lover's clutch...

See? It’s a clever, whimsical way of saying this woman fills him with so much joy that he wants that feeling to last forever. Who wouldn’t want their partner to feel that level of giddy bliss just by being with them?

This would make an awesome pick for anniversaries or Valentine’s Day, showing how your man continues to enchant you even years down the line. It’s a testament to love that only grows richer as time goes by.

3. “Song” by Allen Ginsberg

Speaking of growing love, up next we have a selection from the iconic Beat poet Allen Ginsberg that perfectly captures the giddiness of new infatuation:

The weight of the world  
is love.  
Under the burden  
of solitude,  
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

...The hand holding the rose  
descends at last to the sweet
rose's bed, opening its fragrance
in the bright sunshine light,
O morning, O morning bells!

Can’t you just hear the breathless, delirious joy in those lines? That dizzying feeling of everything around you taking on new magic and meaning now that this amazing person has whirled into your life?

I’d recommend sharing this one with a budding romance that has you feeling starry-eyed and intoxicated. It’ll let your new bae know you’re completely smitten and seeing the world through those iconic rose-colored lenses of love.

4. “Touchable” by Matthew Dickman

Moving on to something steamier, we have this tantalizing gem from Matthew Dickman that is sure to set a sensual mood:

I can describe a bath
she is not present for
and that is the nature
of our longing sometimes—

...My tongue falling out 
and over the side of the tub,
all that is missing
are the soft sounds 
of another body entering the water,
the unavoidable splash
as the edges give way
to what was always 
coming for them.

Ooh la la, am I right? With its sumptuous imagery of warm bathwater and anticipation, this poem is the perfect steamy prelude for an intimate evening together.

Why not set the scene by candlelight and sensually read this aloud to your partner while soaking in a tub for two? With a little lingering eye contact and well-placed pauses, it’s practically guaranteed to leave them flustered and ravenous for your touch. Consider it foreplay in poetic form!

5. “Desire” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Keeping that heated energy going, we have this ravishing tribute to insatiable passion from the renowned Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

Where true Love burnt Desire is left for a vestal fire 
Yet, there is One that remembers well
The eye that would idly go
By each little instance met in the imperfect day,
Till an opulent Soul had quitted all terrestrial debt
And a plumèd Angel there, Such as smote at Reckoning lay
Discomfited, shamed, undone, unessenced then away.

Okay, I’ll admit there’s some dense old-fashioned language in there. But how gorgeously does it evoke those moments when desire just utterly consumes you? When there’s no thought, no sense of time or worldly obligation – just a hunger that renders you undone?

A poem like this would be a wonderfully intimate surprise after a heated encounter with your man. Read it to him in the afterglow while basking together in that profound bond of intimacy only lovers share. Trust me, he’ll be putty in your hands.

6. “From the Beach” by Carl Sandburg

Let’s take things in a more lighthearted direction now with this cheeky, beachy ditty from the iconic Carl Sandburg. It’s all about young love’s euphoric, all-consuming spell:

Savannah, June 27 - Were you grappled stem and root into the
sand they could not have pulled me from this beach-town    
as long as your laughing fingers could reach from the
danced buckets or the shinglers' tents leaning to huge
shade. Nothing upon the brightest scene makes such a
wildly hired and delirious peace as this we share here to-
night. Call me across the world's parting lines when pon-
derable winds pull love's magnificent blooms apart again.

How fun and flirty is that? His giddy, rambling enthusiasm perfectly captures that goofy feeling of being completely enamored – oblivious to the world, basking in every tiny shared moment.

This would make a lively, playful surprise for a new boyfriend or casual fling. Write the lines out on the cute little seaside postcard and tuck it into his bag before he heads off on a trip. That way you two lovesick fools can read it together when he returns and reminisce on all that giddiness. Sweet and romantic without being too over-the-top.

7. “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fans of the classic Romantic poets, this one’s for you! In “Love’s Philosophy,” Percy Bysshe Shelley eloquently distills the essence of spiritual connection between two lovers:

The fountains mingle with the river, 
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle -
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea -
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

With its lush natural imagery and dreamy philosophizing, this poem just exudes romantic idealism. It captures that profound sense of feeling cosmically destined to be with your soulmate, as if all of existence is conspiring to bring you together.

If you have a real romantic philosopher on your hands, sharing these sublime lines would sweep him off his feet. Can’t you imagine reading them aloud during a moonlit hike or beachside stroll under the stars? He’ll be quoting Romantic verse and waxing about the laws of attraction all night long.

8. “Habitation” by Margaret Atwood

Last but definitely not least, we have this empowered yet tender piece from the inimitable Margaret Atwood. It’s all about making your partner feel like your safe harbor in life’s storms:

Marry the rock
to batter and burn,
to hew and fend;
marry the glacier
to remain undimmed,
to whiten and wait;

marry at last 
the great unvintaged
terrifying sea.
Here is the glacier,
here is the rock —
troth with them,
soul, and be still.

Between the vivid natural imagery and commanding tone, this read is downright goosebump-inducing. I can picture a fierce, fearless woman declaiming it to her awestruck partner, vowing to stand steadfast through all of life’s tempests.

Whether you’re deep in a committed relationship or just overflowing with feelings for your special person, these closing lines are the perfect way to let him know your heart is safe with him. Read them with conviction, staring straight into his soul-stirring eyes, and that lucky man will be yours forever.

Closing Thoughts

Well, my friends, those are my top picks for heartfelt poems to make your guy feel like the luckiest, most cherished man on earth. We covered everything from playful flirtation to soul-shaking passion to profound spiritual bonds.

Just remember – while the right words are swoon-worthy, it’s the genuine intent behind them that will really sweep your partner off his feet. Read with sincerity and let those loving feelings just pour forth.

At the end of the day, that’s what we all crave in those closest to us – to be truly seen, understood, and adored for our essence beyond the surface. Poetry gives you a beautiful window into capturing that. Use it wisely, and your man won’t know what hit him!

So go on and shower him in romantic lines. Make him yours through and through with the sheer intensity of your affection. Then report back on all the breathless, flustered, lovesick gratitude that ensues. You’r ewelcome in advance!

Alright, lovers, you’re armed and ready. May your words rendered him breathless and your night end starry-eyed and deliriously satisfied, if you catch my drift! wink wink Happy swooning!

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