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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.
Russian ruins
Repulsive rodents Roaming razed Russian ruins Post-nuclear war Hollowing our heritage Scarring our soiled Slavic state ...Read More
Categories: death, longing, loss, patriotic,
Form: Tanka

Looking for Comfort
I’m just looking for comfort Something to sink into Because feeling lonely can hurt A lot of what I mean tends to be covert There may be some things to look into I’m just looking for comfort I can’t tell...Read More
Categories: emo, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Villanelle
the sky abounds with stars tonight reflections dance across the sea from far beyond a melody igniting thoughts of you and me so miles apart we'd spend in flight in eagerness to cross the sea meanwhile distant calls in whispers sweet and...Read More
Categories: longing, love, moon, sea,
Form: Free verse
A Quiet Way to Die
Such loving words whispered in my ears Such intruding hands running through my skin Such brutal teeth haunting my flesh Ocean eyes washing your trace away I'm losing the only thing you left ...Read More
Categories: cry, emotions, longing, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member magic in the night
i closed my eyes wishing some manifestation would light my path to you AP: 2nd place 2023 Posted on June 7, 2023...Read More
Categories: longing, love, magic, night,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member wraitan 8
like minds convening in direction they're leaning truth intervening each seeks to find some meaning original tune to sing no one single thing no matter power it brings is this life's mainspring...Read More
Categories: culture, life, longing, perspective,
Form: Other
Premium Member Children in Glee
You would have been 60 Sweet brother of mine Gone to paradise Where all will be fine But I miss you so much Twins in our pram Sweet brother of mine Gone in a slam Most days I’m ok Your with me I feel But...Read More
Categories: birthday, brother, grief, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dwindling Decay
"Dead leaves lay still until the wind takes them here and there: even the last flower is withered: yet there is a beauty in decay. " ...Read More
Categories: longing, autumn, dark, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Inspired by a storyline from a show. Don't put your life on hold for others without proper communication. Relationships are give and take. But if there is a lack of communication or a misunderstanding of...Read More
Categories: longing, break up, emotions, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Happier than the morning sun, Isn’t that the way that life should be done? I’m also disappointed to note. That lately the poet's writings are devoid of hope, they are all poems of trauma and strife. I’m still Happier...Read More
Categories: longing, cry, encouraging, fear, feelings,
Form: Free verse
From you, but to you
I'm smiling more than usual 'n sitting quietly in a corner All this seems to you unusual I wish you had the eye To see my heart cry But you came and asked why So...Read More
Categories: deep, emotions, feelings, longing,
Form: Free verse
Confabulation My precious reminiscences that open the magic doors, you are sweet-speaking witches, who hold bell-lamps with a tricky smile. The spring comes back when you chant with your crimson lips. My charming prince is waking up when...Read More
Categories: longing, dream, fantasy, feelings, imagination,
Form: Free verse
My euphoria
She's like a cool breeze in summer of June Like twinkling stars above the crescent moon Like the shining sun in winter's noon She's like a majestic bird soaring in the sky Like diaphanous wings of a butterfly Like I've...Read More
Categories: happy, heart, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Im Dreaming of You
Last night I dreamt What I’ve so longed to do We made love and spoke of How all our dreams would come true You undressed and impressed With all the things that you knew Even when I’m not dreaming I’m dreaming of...Read More
Categories: longing, appreciation, deep, desire, dream,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Blues and Browns
Eyes of sapphire, dazzling blue Locks my gaze, looks right through Mine, honey brown, together blends Behold your beauty apprehends Heartbeats sync, pulses one Desire grows, exponential sum Squared then cubed, the nth degree This passion that's inside of me Cannot be...Read More
Categories: longing, for her, i love
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Longing Poems

Read wonderful longing poetry on the following sub-topics: desire, for her, for him, for you, for your touch, friendship, haiku, home, life, lonely, lost, missing you, pain and more.

Definition | What is Longing in Poetry?