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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



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, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad
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
Premium Member 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 A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: longing, death, death, god, death, god, love,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
So many have been taken there, yet never speak its name,
It’s a place as...

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Categories: longing, allegory, depression,
Form: Rhyme
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: beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
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: art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: longing, life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile 

O Lily of the Nile, your enchanting
purple starburst blooms
rise on naked stalks to greet

lovers on their river stroll as
nature lifts their...

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Categories: longing, beauty, flower, river,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Poet's Gift
A Poet's Gift

A poet writes to share a secret depth 
Of feelings within their soulful breast.
They write to grasp onto immortality,
To be remembered beyond their...

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Categories: longing, art, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
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: destiny, dream, emotions, fantasy, longing, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member 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
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: butterfly, fantasy, heart, hope, imagination, longing,
Form: Couplet
Tonight I Could Paint A Moonlight
Tonight is not like other nights

Tonight I could paint a moonlight

with the smudged ink of my tears

No its not the inexperienced  arms of death

which...

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Categories: longing, emotions, journey, life,
Form: Free verse
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 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, winter,
Form: Free verse
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: angst, animal, death, fate, grief, longing,
Form: Free verse
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 Too good to ever last
Too good - to ever last    suggested bpm 80

Vs1
When we first met, I never thought
that you could ever love me...
You were the...

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Categories: break up, feelings, heartbreak, leaving, longing,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Love Gift





I saw Love climb upon the wind
Heard the laughter in the breeze
Tasted lilacs, jasmine, and honeysuckle
With a turn and twist Love caressed my skin
The scent...

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Categories: longing, dream, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Gift of Poetry
A poet enters a private sanctuary,
A sacred place where the imagination
Dwells with a mélange of emotions
Conceived by aesthetic beauty,
Often divine and esoteric in nature;
That comprehensive...

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Categories: longing, art, poetry, uplifting, integrity,
Form: Free verse
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 My Melodious Muse
** I apologize, but if you're viewing this on a phone, it probably wont look right, as the browser page on a phone is not...

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Categories: longing, analogy, inspiration, love, metaphor, muse, music,
Form: Concrete