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Longing Poems | Examples of Longing Poetry

Longing Poems - Examples of all types of longing poetry to share and read. This list of longing poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of longing poetry. This list of works about longing is an excellent resource for examples on how to write longing poems.

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Premium Member Coming back home
Craving to be back where I belong Only place my heart breaks into song Memories come flooding through my mind Imitating days I left behind. Nowhere in the world I'd rather be Guess that's why you're always home to me. Been...Read More
Categories: longing, love,
Form: Acrostic

That Look
your seductive eyes spherical - unblinking enticement heals me Monoku composed: February 26, 2021 Without Saying I Love You Poetry Contest Sponsor: JCB Brul...Read More
Categories: longing, love, sensual,
Form: Monoku
how could I let fate tear you away from me and now forever’s come and gone Submitted on February 26, 2021 for contest LIBERUM DIVISA 4 sponsored by GREGORY R BARDEN - excerpt from my poem...Read More
Categories: longing, death, grief, life, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What You Thought Were True Was Wring
What you thought you were true was wrong, I'm saddened over someone to whom I could belong. Every suspicious look made you turn back, and create the myths about me; those feelings of confusion tempted to move you along secretly and...Read More
Categories: longing, addiction, conflict, confusion, goodbye,
Form: Lyric
God Give Me
God give me the strength When I am weak To say the words That I could not speak God keep me from temptation When I hunger to feed On the things I desire Every man does not need God give me honesty When...Read More
Categories: character, christian, god, longing,
Form: Rhyme

HP Lovecraft
H.astily I traipse “amidst these tombs,” “untainted eye…” P.reparing the way for the “hidden world of yore.” Luring lovers in, “lost Nevermore…” “O’er the midnight moorlands crying,” Verily to “wreck the solace of the poet’s mood!” Even now, “drunk of...Read More
Categories: longing, appreciation, celebration, feelings, growth,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member To Break My Promise
To break my promise wouldn't be that easy... to tell you that I want those true, untouched lips more than anything else is always a consolation to know that I am holding onto something of yours that will never go! I'd...Read More
Categories: longing, adventure, dedication, dream, faith,
Form: Lyric
Fox Hunting
Fox Hunting She turns tail to snake through the dust, parting orderly heads of corn, breathing heat and eating dark On her way to escape—she hopes— from the fox chasing her (a rabbit). She knows this place and can’t be lost in...Read More
Categories: angst, animal, beauty, longing,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member GOOD NIGHT
one last look at your photo as i touch the urn turn off the lights and wish you good night sweetheart i love you there’s no way i’ll ever get used to the silence that follows posted on February 23, 2021...Read More
Categories: grief, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Coming Back Home
Cold winds blow outside so very strong Only to whisper you’re not where you belong. Motionless sitting morose by the fireplace Insipid frozen heart in the glow I gently place Not knowing when it will again throb and melt...Read More
Categories: longing, absence, desire, endurance, home,
Form: Acrostic
You are what I need
When you are in love, every single moment becomes a treasure to be wrapped and saved in heart forever. We move on, life changes……. but these memories bejewel our lives. They bring back the smile,...Read More
Categories: longing, crazy, crush, cute love,
Form: Narrative
Coming Back Home
Coming Back Home Colors fade into the darkness of night, Once you left, the moon lost its silvery light. My soul is sucked into a black abyss, I long for your's you I miss. No one can ever take...Read More
Categories: longing, heartbroken, hope, i miss
Form: Acrostic
By Quill of Night
Steadfast, he, as fortress guarded In his ivory tower slept Fearing naught, though faith-departed Knowing not his lover wept. Cowardice, thought long-discarded Secretly in silence crept Corroded, as if silver, tarnished ‘Twas his heart - her only quest. Haunting, held-yet lamentations...Read More
Categories: devotion, loneliness, longing, love,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Coming Back Home
Can I return to you? Oh, can I please? Only you, Darling, make me feel alive. My heart keeps yearning. I feel such unease In this new place. All I do is survive! Nothing compares to what I had...Read More
Categories: longing,
Form: Acrostic
i know my tears are selfish they’re for the widow I’ve become they’re for the ache of missing you and accepting you’re in a place that’s better than my arms these tears are for the severed love and other promises we could not keep AP: 3rd place...Read More
Categories: death, grief, heartbroken, longing,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Longing Poems

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Definition | What is Longing in Poetry?