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Longing Poems | Examples of Longing Poetry

Longing Poems. Below are examples of poems about longing. This list of longing poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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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List of Longing Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Please Lie To Me M.P. Shaudd Lyric emotions, fear, feelings, longing,
You Sleep: Gently Whispered TS Lewis Free verse longing, marriage, morning,
EMOTIONS OF YEARNING V.MUTHU MANICKAM Quatrain longing, beach, for her, i
Cause All I Can Ashok Kumar Mishra Tail-rhyme lonely, longing,
Premium Member Poem Looking Back Natalie Braddy Verse longing, black african american, cheer
Premium Member Poem ILLUSIVE YOU Line Gauthier Free verse longing, angst, confusion, fantasy, imagination,
When I See You Justin Worthy Rhyme longing, love,
Premium Member Poem TASTY BEAUTY HONEY SWEETS James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse longing, addiction, cute love, desire,
Premium Member Poem Naked Brenda Chiri Free verse longing, love,
Premium Member Poem THREE WISHES Line Gauthier Monorhyme dream, hope, longing, love,

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Selective Blindness
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Blinded to all of the desirable flaws
within pillow reach
Shallow beauty of uneven temperament
rises and falls
with the tide of X-ray attraction

Ultraviolet thoughts in visible range,
scan the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, desire, longing, sensual,

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Envy
by Michelle Faulkner
I have come here to confess my deepest shame
Your wit, I admit, I more than admire-
It wakes me, it shakes, me, sets my brain on...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, poems, vanity, writing,

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007000000000
by Bernard Chan

What man would welcome the bonds of mortgage,
Drown in a long drink of boredom each night? 
For celluloid loves we’d gladly forage,
Evil and despair we’d...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, adventure, fantasy, film, life,

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There Is A Time
by Janet Bingham
THERE IS A TIME

There is a time to laugh.
There is a time to cry.
There is a time to live
and a time to die.
There is a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, courage, growth, hope, irony,

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Exhumed
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Digging up buried bones of the past,
formaldehyde memories ... crypt debris
Re-examining works long dead,
suspicions placed once again
under the microscope

Detect an exhumed lie,
skeletal remains 
of a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, longing, truth, wisdom,

NEVER BEEN THIS HIGH
by Lyric Man
Can you remember that day
You felt the future in the wind
Thinking “Once upon a time” 
It was only a dream back then
Girl, before I knew...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, desire, destiny, dream, fantasy,

Apoca-lip-locked
by Anna Nomaly
Your love is the end
Because you make my world stop
Only we exist

You become my world 
But then I lose my old one
It fades from my...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: corruption, dedication, lonely, longing,

Hourglass
by brooke noble
As if it’s all a very strange day!

Indeed a quick spell of constant delays,
To try the heart
Some gathered minutes of unending hours
Set to make a...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, time,

THE DESPAIR OF LONELINESS AND ABSENCE
by norberto franco cisneros

In my despair I asked the old woman
will you bring the sky to cheer me?
She answered, “I can’t, the sky is already around you.”
I was...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loneliness, longing, love,

understanding love
by deepak srivastava
care
share
adhere...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, art, creation, cute love,

SUPER MOON
by Ann Gilmour
Super Moon so mesmerizing
Extra-terrestrials 
Aliens
Do they wonder who’s on Earth
Come greet Earth's Homo sapiens

Gazing skywards so enticing
Dreams of the unknown
Hypnotizing 
Draws me in
Super Moon so...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: earth, longing, moon,

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A Whimsical Fantasy
by John Gondolf
dreaming in clouds as the night time unfolds
sliding down rainbows and looking for gold
searching the dark for a lover to hold
keeping you warm on a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, fantasy, lonely, longing,

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Easy
by Gregory R Barden

How quickly

We fall prey to love

Devoured whole by the need to be needed

No matter how long or high or thick the walls

No matter the time...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, longing, love, metaphor,

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Open Your Hand
by Nina Parmenter
Open your hand, my love,
Scatter me, make me
Starlight on the breeze,
Dreams in the ether,
Photons in awe-spattered eyes.

For you are my breath now,
My heartbeat, my sight,
My...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, freedom, longing,

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The Dilettante Diaries: Finding Lost Keys on the Steppes of White Ivory
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
 
The Dilettante Diaries: "Finding Lost Keys on the Steppes of White Ivory"
 

 
Where do you place your hands
When the sands of time 
Slip...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: imagery, longing, love, romance,

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Soulmate
by Brenda Chiri
Maybe our girlfriends are 
our soul-mates
And guys are just people 
to have fun with.
To say that one waits a lifetime 
for his soul-mate 
To come...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, longing, love, soulmate,

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CHERISHED MEMORIES
by Line Gauthier


i remember
the blue of your eyes
and how tenderly
you held my hand
i remember
the gentle words
you spoke
and the opulence
of your laugh
i remember
your lust for life
and kindnesses bestowed
i...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, heart, longing, lost

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Propelling Power Of Hunger
by Carol Connell
In a third world country
an extremely thin man stands alongside
a cow at a garbage dump, both driven
by the need for something
to eat . A foreigner,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, god, longing, poverty,

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Let Me Love You
by Brenda Chiri
When I listen to my heart, 
It whispers your name. 
Forget the butterflies, 
I feel the whole zoo 
when I am with you.
You’re my spark...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, love,

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Faith and Fear on the Trapeze
by CayCay Jennings

Up high on our soul’s trapeze
we tire of the bar we hold
but we find it hard to release our known.
Eyeing the free bar full of...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, blessing, change, christian, courage,