Currently I'm reading through a collection of Victorian Poetry. I'll confess, the Romantics and the Victorians are my favorites when it comes to poetry. So, there will probably be quite a few references to these two styles of poetry in this portion of my blog.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: my absolute favorite love poem of hers is Sonnet 14 from Sonnets from the Portuguese.
"If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only...
for these things [smiles, looks, ways of thought, behaviors] in themselves, Beloved, may
Change or be changed for thee, and love so wrought
May be unwrought so...
But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on through love's eternity."