Nice Little Quotes From Relationship Poetry

quoteI’ve decided to pull together some quotes across the internet for you so you can share it with a loved one. I think it works very well for long distance relationship quotes. I’d say poetry works the best when you’re living a long way from each other. It’s much better than saying “I love you” all the time.

Your feelings for each other can be simple yet complicated. Poetry lets you describe the intricacies of your emotions giving your partner a glimpse of the world through your eyes.

Original well thought out poems written for your partner has its magical effect but you can also quote famous people to enhance the emotions you deliver to him/her.

The Moon is Distant from the Sea by Emily Dickinson

Obedient to her eye,
He comes just so far toward the town,
Just so far goes away.

Oh, Signor, thine the amber hand,
And mine the distant sea,-
Obedient to the least command
Thine eyes impose on me.

‘We Are Made One with What We Touch and See’ by Oscar Wilde

We shall be notes in that great Symphony
Whose cadence circles through the rhythmic spheres,
And all the live World’s throbbing heart shall be
One with our heart, the stealthy creeping years
Have lost their terrors now, we shall not die,
The Universe itself shall be our Immortality!

I’ve pulled a quote from Edgar Allan Poe, although I wouldn’t recommend sending too many quotes from him…well because you know how dark his stories are.

The Happiest Day – The Happiest Hour by Edgar Allan Poe

The happiest day- the happiest hour
My sear’d and blighted heart hath known,
The highest hope of pride and power,
I feel hath flown.

Of power! said I? yes! such I ween;
But they have vanish’d long, alas!
The visions of my youth have been-
But let them pass.

And, pride, what have I now with thee?
Another brow may even inherit
The venom thou hast pour’d on me
Be still, my spirit!

The happiest day- the happiest hour
Mine eyes shall see- have ever seen,
The brightest glance of pride and power,
I feel- have been:

But were that hope of pride and power
Now offer’d with the pain
Even then I felt- that brightest hour
I would not live again:

For on its wing was dark alloy,
And, as it flutter’d- fell
An essence- powerful to destroy
A soul that knew it well.

Look at that, Edger Allan Poe wrote a poem about happiness, kind of.

After you read it you realize he goes back to being depressed. If you feel the same way quoting Edger Allan Poe might not be a bad idea. But I have to say, if you know how to use it well you can make it romantic too.

Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
By William Shakespeare

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all:
What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call—
All mine was thine before thou hadst this more.
Then if for my love thou my love receivest,
I cannot blame thee for my love thou usest;
But yet be blamed if thou this self deceivest
By wilful taste of what thyself refusest.
I do forgive thy robb’ry, gentle thief,
Although thou steal thee all my poverty;
And yet love knows it is a greater grief
To bear love’s wrong than hate’s known injury.
Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows,
Kill me with spites, yet we must not be foes.

Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
By William Shakespeare

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?
O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid?
O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

Somewhere I have never travelled
by E.E. Cummings

Somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
In your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

Your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(I do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

A Dream Girl
By Carl Sandburg

You will come one day in a waver of love,
Tender as dew, impetuous as rain,
The tan of the sun will be on your skin,
The purr of the breeze in your murmuring speech,
You will pose with a hill-flower grace.

You will come, with your slim, expressive arms,
A poise of the head no sculptor has caught
And nuances spoken with shoulder and neck,
Your face in pass-and-repass of moods
As many as skies in delicate change
Of cloud and blue and flimmering sun.

You may not come, O girl of a dream,
We may but pass as the world goes by
And take from a look of eyes into eyes,
A film of hope and a memoried day.

I’d say that’s a decent collection of long distance relationship quotes to pull from. Use it and reuse it, these poems never get old.

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