7 French Love Poems That’ll Melt Your Heart

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Need a French poem to impress your date or S.O.? Love is in the air and here at Frenchly, we’ve got you covered. Here are seven love poems to read on this lovely day. Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

1. Romance / Roman, Arthur Rimbaud (1891)

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‘Cuz I’m just a teenage dirtbag baby…
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2. The Mirabeau Bridge / Le pont Mirabeau, Guillaume Apollinaire (1912)

Before Taylor Swift, there was Guillaume Apollinaire. The Mirabeau bridge was made famous when Apollinaire published the poem of the same name, after breaking up with the painter Marie Laurencin.
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3. Tomorrow, at Dawn / Demain, dès l’aube, Victor Hugo (1847)

Reading this poem, one first imagines two lovers in the countryside, but the poem soon takes a dark turn (spoiler alert: they’re not lovers).
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4. We Will Sleep Together / Nous dormirons ensemble, Louis Aragon (1963)

“We will sleep together”? Very subtle.
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5. In Passing / À une passante, Charles Baudelaire (1855)

@Baudelaire: maybe try Missed Connections on Craigslist?
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6. The Roses of Saadi / Les roses de Saâdi (1860)

Whether this is a love poem or not is up to you to decide, but who hurt you Marceline?
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7. So That You’ll Love Me Again / Pour que tu m’aimes encore (1995)

Sounds familiar? That’s because THIS IS A CÉLINE DION SONG. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!

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