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Longing Poems

Longing Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about longing. This list of longing poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern 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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Kilroy's Revenge
A recalcitrant and lonely only old turde
Was released with nought but a word
A peristaltic action and a great big oooh!
Brought relief which was simply absurd
It travelled through pipes, with its ponging 
A meander of a tense fraught belonging
In search of...Read More
Categories: longing, chocolate, farewell, goodbye, humor,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member Godseed
The godseed of mystical dreams 
Incubates in starry skies 

I sigh in longing as messages 
On the wind, caress my inner skin 

The galaxy within spins in rhythms of colour 


Spinning, curving lines that define the inside of time 

The...Read More
Categories: longing, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE EYES TELL THE TALE

 
an old soul
in turmoil
seeking serenity
simplicity
the irony
her youth
vanished
in the aftermath



posted on February 25, 2020...Read More
Categories: age, growing up, introspection, journey, life, longing,
Form: Free verse
A chance of a lifetime
Today I hoped to achieve something great,
Something many would consider a heroic trait,
Giving plasma to those in need,
With the hope that the doctor's treatments would succeed.

Taking me back after a two hour wait,
I realized there were some things which they...Read More
Categories: desire, endurance, longing, meaningful, motivation, time, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Free Verse On Love
pure elation
as I embrace you with 
sonnets that kindle the fire
between us

a constant balm that will
hold you tightly in the night
and caress your fears
with a diamante of desire

our heartbeats gradually increase
by iambs to a meter uncharted
unmeasured 
unspoken 

the rhyme and...Read More
Categories: longing, love, marriage, poetry,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Free Verse on Love
the moment-   I saw my love it was a moment frozen
it was a spiritual experience and I was swept away
I abandoned myself to this perfect experience
with obsessive musings-  like an addict needing a fix

it is more that...Read More
Categories: longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ALL YOUR KISSES I MISSED
No one, 
ever told me,

That I, 
would miss your kiss,

No one, 
ever told me,

That I,
would look everywhere,

To find,
your lips,

No one,
ever told me,

I would find,
your heart,

No one,
ever told me,

It would beat,
with bliss,

No one,
could've known,

That we would,
find our first kiss,

I only wish,
that...Read More
Categories: firework, hello, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Petrichor and Vellichor
A choir of rainfall on soft stones

Bookmarked by wistful nature

Sweet melancholy shelved for

Another day in bed with a book


Yet he opens not only his heart

But windows and soulful founts

Pitter patter from musty pages

Chorus of dew mellowed to words


The roof leaks...Read More
Categories: longing, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out To Pasture
Retirement from community development,
facilitating cooperative economic justice
in this post-millennial time of climate crisis,
feels like being put out to pasture
with the rest of us toothless and feckless horses

Stalking senior centers
and gated communities
to weather the fade-out storm
of physical
and mental,
natural
and spiritual encroaching unease
and...Read More
Categories: longing, age, health, horse, integrity, political, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Caress To Kiss
There's a fever on your lips tonight
sshhhhh......I know I'm right,
it's not narcissism, it's love's necessity,
lay into me gently, speak with naked trust,
tell me the truth of your heart,

Softly spooning into one another's lives
we teach each other the feeling of fidelity,...Read More
Categories: longing,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Spring Stirs
Pent-up hearts release longing sighs
   Winter's paused to reveal blue skies
Spring stirs for a moment, then wonders
   When snowfalls will tear her asunder...Read More
Categories: longing, sky, spring,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member AS IF


i close my eyes
to dream
conjuring 
under a silver moon 
a warm summer breeze
one that moves me
swaying gently
whimsical and magical
when suddenly you appear
as if you were right here
i feel you wrap your arms around me
your lips brush up against my skin
as...Read More
Categories: dream, longing, lost love, love, night, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Requiem For The 'Love'lorn
              Supine, his fathomless eyes fixed 
     on clusters of grey clouds suspended above him.
       He's busy...Read More
Categories: loneliness, longing, lost love, memory, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
The Bully
Into the locker, longing for loneliness.
Bang against the wall, waiting for the weekend.
Scared fearful, frightened flight.
Home alone, anger alienation.
Pain inside, prescription pills.
Sleep, silently snoring.
...Read More
Categories: longing, bullying,
Form: Alliteration
The Old Clock
Tick tock, tick tock,
Hands move slowly around.
Every second, every hour.
Old reliable, sturdy standing alone.
Longing for the day to pass.
Daylight beams cast shadows.
Carefully listen to the sound.
Lightly, softly, rhythmic.
Odour of oak and polish.
Clean with care leave no scratches.
Kneeling down closing the...Read More
Categories: longing, imagery,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member WHATEVER YOU WANT BC


I got you the moon
Next I’ll get you 
Every star above

Whatever you need
Whatever you want
To make you well again

I believe in the magic
Of nighttime glitter
I know there’s a cure
In the sprinkles of moondust

The stars above hold powers
Sacred of white magic
Revealing...Read More
Categories: care, caregiving, health, heaven, hope, longing, magic,
Form: Free verse
In Touch With My Soul
I feel the aftermath of sadness written upon my heart
It's the feeling you get when no one is communicating with you
And you have to read the signs and wonders to know what is happening around you, sometimes it is hard...Read More
Categories: longing, 3rd grade, endurance, england, loneliness, power, travel,
Form: Narrative
I Loved A Girl Here
I loved a girl here and nobody will ever know
You climbed that tree 
to get a better view
I didn't have to 
I was looking at EVERYTHING I wanted to see

I loved a girl here in this field of green
Naked on...Read More
Categories: longing, lost love, love, romantic love, true
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member AzaRiah's Earth Requiem
He was too old
to speak of active hope
for ancient creamy dreams
not yet boldly told

Inviting curious homeless nomads
to imagine what we could become
if we were not yet brazenly born
into this time of tragic burning,
flooding,
predicting hunger,
thirst
and coastal drowning nakedness.

Into this epic brown...Read More
Categories: longing, dream, granddaughter, grandfather, health, integrity, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FALL IN LOVE-
Fall In Love
Firmer handshakes started out as friends
Amatory infatuations fell.
Lunar bulges causing my blood hearts flow protrusions
Logical fictions assail starting out liking yet,

Imperfect concord agree I think you gotta a hook in me
Nervous collapses assume pressure from my spirit mind

Literary...Read More
Categories: longing, analogy, for her, how i feel, i
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member DEATH'S AUTUMN SWAY



alone the widow seeks autumn ground
stray thoughts both beautiful profound
a rendezvous with soul’s despair
while skittish fingers curl locks of hair
it’s death’s treachery tore us apart
in silence strung my heavy heart
dangled dubiously by a lone thread
while birds of prey hovered overhead
they...Read More
Categories: anxiety, autumn, death, heartbroken, lonely, longing, lost
Form: Rhyme
We have never met
We have never met
But I have seen

As I sometimes see you in my dreams
Then try to work out what that means

But we have never met
So it's not clear
What are you doing there

If we never meet
I won't be beat
Because my dreams...Read More
Categories: longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Longing For You


                                      When the...Read More
Categories: longing, beauty, nature, seasons,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member MY UNBORN CHILD
To my unborn child,
whom I will never get to meet.
I'll forever miss the sound of your voice,
and your perfect little feet.

I'll never get to hold your hand,
on walks by the lake.
I'm sorry I let you down,
and met your mommy too...Read More
Categories: dream, longing, missing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Flying Friends in the Firmament
In the midst of a quiet summer day, while the sun is peeping
And the gentle breeze brushing everything, dancing and passing
Our hero, an ant, seen sweating and puffing, but still climbing
Like a soldier on mission, to the top of a...Read More
Categories: longing, butterfly, friendship,
Form: Narrative

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