Reciting poetry to girls is how I got all of my dates since I started doing it. It's incredibly effective, and has a higher success-rate with my experience than using pick-up lines. People have been doing it for centuries and it certainly is quite romantic. I feel that 21st century dating is more about satisfying each others carnal desires than generating "true love," whatever you consider that to be. My advice goes as follows, when you recite poetry to her, she should be preferably alone. This will prevent any of her annoying friends from interrupting you (trust me every girl has annoying/loud friends). The poem can either be something you made up or memorized online. Keep it short, about 30 seconds or it'll drag on. While reciting you should be confident, and body language means everything. I, personally, am not noticeably attractive and only a bit above average, but it works like a charm for me. Keep in mind, this will not work with all girls!
Some are quite superficial and will either laugh it off or think that you're "uncool" for doing so. I'm not going to explain which kind of girls this works on as most of you will know after a few encounters. The thing is, with reciting poetry, more-often-than-not the girl will think about the words you have told her later on and be undoubtedly flattered, even if she doesn't find you attractive. Remember that this girl is a human and not a "goddess" and will appreciate the poem in the very least. One could argue that reciting poems is "cheesy," but then again we have pick-up lines and those aren't much better.