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10 best love couplets

May it be in Hindi, Urdu or English, these couplets will take your heart away

Words are like the name of that band “Guns and Roses”, those can be as deadly as a bullet or as beautiful as a baby’s first smile. Words are something which can win millions of hearts, be it in a speech or a poem or a lyric. In the recent Ted Talks India, Javed Akhtar mentioned one of the Shayari by his father that “Har lafz ko chute huwe jo knaap na jaye/ Barbaad woh alfaz ki aukad kar jaye”. And since the beginning of literature, people started writing poems. In fact the old history or the mythology is actually written in the poetry format. With the time and the evolution of the human brain, men learned to know how to use words as their expression of love, through the form of poetry. In this shortcut world of emoticons, words still possess the extreme power to make anyone cry or smile.

It can be said that probably the best way of expressing love with a minimal approach is the use of couplets. Be it English or Hindi or Urdu, couplets are the most amazing weapon for someone who wants to propose his/beloved, who has a knack for words. Using couplets to impress your partner might sound cheesy, but if the pronunciation is right and the ambiance is not as loud as a nightclub, these words can be the best game changer. So here are 10 Best Love Couplets:

1. John Donne

John-Donne on let me love2. John Donne

john-Donne on kisses

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3. Mirza Ghalib

Mirza-Ghalib on nazar

4. Mirza Ghalib

Mirza-Ghalib on dard

Related reading: 10 love quotes that would make you fall in love again

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5. William Shakespeare

William-Shakespeare on death

6. William Shakespeare

William-Shakespeare on love at first sight

7. Piyush Mishra

Piyush-Mishra on Jazbaat

8. Piyush Mishra

Piyush-Mishra Keemat

9. Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir-Ludhianvi on ajnabi

10. Javed Akhtar

Javed-Akhtar on alfaaz

These couplets possess the power of oozing romance. Some of them can be used as significant pickup lines and some has the power to end a fight. Remember the lyrics of the Boyzone song “Words”? “Its only words/and words I have/to take your heart away”.

Which one is your favourite? Let is know in the comments section below.

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