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Best Longing Poems

Below are the all-time best Longing poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of longing poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Glory of her magnificence
Oceans apart
buried under sandy shores,
a rare pearl slept comfortably
behind her walls.

Fate must have been kind,
for a common man like me,
to stumble upon her shell.
As I...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: change, longing, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: longing, birth, change, conflict, death,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Does your heart share this moon tonight

“For in your light I dream, as evening takes my hand”

Silently I find my thoughts illumined by your beauty
In soft shimmers of dancing silhouettes
and patterns...

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Categories: longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: longing, beauty, culture, desire, dream,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: longing, art, guitar, humanity, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too good to ever last
Too good - to ever last    suggested bpm 80

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When we first met, I never thought
that you could ever love me...
You were the...

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Categories: longing, break up, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member All I Am
Long slender tendril of mist in the morning
snakes slowly across the cool water, wandering,
endlessly,
searching, moving slowly, seemingly without purpose,
without direction, without destination.
It fades like a...

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Categories: longing,
Form: Free verse
OUR WORLDS COLLIDE
I would love to be your comfort
A blanket when you're confused
A bright song on every dark day
Warmth and hope you cannot lose
To be the canopy...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing, destiny, dream, emotions, fantasy,
Form: Lyric
So Soft is the Sonnet of Willows
This is a very long poem and I will understand if you choose not to spend the time reading it. 
It is something I wrote...

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Categories: life, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pathway to love
As I sit watching fusions of saffron and scarlet hues 
elegantly charm the horizons.
Silently, fluffy lush clouds float by
like a magnetic field drawing me closer,
in...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing, love, , Lullaby,
Form: Prose
Premium Member BUTTERFLY KISS
*BUTTERFLY KISS*

I'm still alive and I don't know why?
My heart survived falling from the butterfly sky

Caught by the hands of destiny
With visions only I can...

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Categories: longing, butterfly, fantasy, heart, hope,
Form: Couplet
Moonstruck Maiden
What beauty reflected in love's fair eyes,
a passion hence to become my treasure.
Stirred to flame, I dost fail to disguise
need in my loins ere want...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight



Vanished

is the wild magic of this place;
this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
into 
Afterlife

..my mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how...

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Categories: longing, angst, animal, death, fate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter Blues - I Cry For Color


I shiver tears.
My joie de vivre;
summer esprit’s lemon zested
lilac flirts and coral whispers have escaped me ~
grievous gray now flows through my veins.

I shiver melancholia,
entombed...

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Categories: depression, loneliness, longing, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strangely Beautiful
If moonbeams’ fickle shadow-plays collude
with tousled sheets to take the shape of you,
And silent sighing pillow-tops exude
your scent, how do I see the night-time through?
If...

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Categories: absence, beautiful, lonely, longing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Amidst the Fallen Petals
He was ever gentle with her
always careful
composed
never passing the boundaries
never asking too much
a man of his culture
and bearing
didn’t move too fast

She was a flower
pristine...virginal
a flower...

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Categories: longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Waits Patiently
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Categories: longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Relieve My Heart of Its Ache
These trembling lips cannot bear to remain mute
when their quivering begins in my deepest root
Surf upon the wave's crest of a stimulating ride,
Enter my secluded...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing, lust,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member I Acquiesce to Friendship
Your sensuous eyes render me a fool.
How clumsy I become within your mien.
I stutter, stumble trying to keep cool
While all the time envisioning a scene
Of...

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Categories: dream, friendship love, longing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member September 1945
red rooftops appear to glow in rainy-day haze
lost in memories of pre-war bliss
     she looks up to watch them bleed

pain is...

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Categories: longing, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One Long Last Look
The moon shimmied up her pole in the sky
   Winking at me with her crescent eye
The stars danced in time to a silent...

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Categories: autumn, longing, moon, night,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Kiss the Rain
I'm leaving now, but here is a reminder
'Twill bring to you the days we walked through rain
So when you wish to feel my hand in...

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Categories: longing, girl, people, rain, romantic,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Sensual Silky Colors
I have loved and been loved -  I have shared ivory love bliss colors.

I have ridden sapphire airs of crimson ecstasy and touched silver...

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Categories: longing, passion, romantic, senses,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Midnight Romance
Midnight Romance

Dusk falls quickly on cerulean skies
Day morphs from ash of roses to sable
Our love's vision flashes before my eyes
Midnight romance, like an ancient fable

Charcoal...

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Categories: desire, dream, imagery, longing,
Form: Sonnet