A discussion about love, especially its semantics, can begin with the book by Dubravko Škiljan Vježbe iz semantike ljubavi (2007) and with the problematisation of the "social environment" as it was interpreted by a number of Slavists in the Hamburg preceedings Prikazi ljubavi u bosanskoj, hrvatskoj i srpskoj književnosti. Od renesanse do danas (2007, ed. Robert Hodel). In both sources there is an attempt to define love, as in the current research: selected poems with "love" in the title attempt to answer how love is "defined" by poets, so that the resulting explanation might bring us closer to understanding love in its universal dimension. At the same time, an attempt will be made to draw parallels between theoretical discourse about love and its poetic definition; this should be closer to real love not only in comparison with theoretical consideration, but also closer to our experience of this emotion.