There is a saying that "absence makes the heart grow fonder," and long distance love poems can help you express your feelings when separated from your lover. Whether you are looking for a serious verse to share, or something more lighthearted to send across the miles, a poem can help show your love no matter how far apart you are from that special someone.
Poems to Express Your Love
Use a unique poem to share your feelings with your loved one and connect despite the distance between you.
The miles are long and far and wide,
But my love for you will never subside.
My heart will continue strong and true,
Steadfast in my love for you.
You never need to fret or fear;
My only love is for you my dear.
It hurts to be so far from you,
But a love like ours will make it through.
Keep holding on a little longer;
Our love will keep on growing stronger.
When I close my eyes
I can hear your voice
I can see your face
I can feel the touch of your lips as we kiss.
When I open my eyes
I see an empty room
Without your beautiful smile lighting it up
And I'm missing you so much it hurts.
I ache to hold you
To be in your arms
To hear your laughter.
Know that even as far apart as we are
My love for you
is as strong as ever.
I live for the moment my dreams begin
Because that's when I dream of you.
The day means nothing without you beside me
But when night falls, I'll dream your love anew.
Until I can finally have you in my arms
My dreams will have to see me through.
I'll be with you for hours in my dreams
Until the fall of the morning dew.
When we're finally together again
That's the moment my dreams come true.
Fire of Our Love
The connection between us
Is perfectly forged
and is so strong
I feel it always
No matter how far apart we are.
The deep spark of our love
Is brighter than ever
And every thought I have about you
Seems to make the distance
One day soon
That distance will disappear
And we'll be free to let our love's bright spark
Burn into a wildfire.
Piece of You
When said you had to go,
I knew I'd never make it through
Unless I had a piece of you
To help me make it through the day
And help me keep the tears at bay.
So I keep a bit of you
Inside my heart through all I do
So when I end up feeling blue,
It's there to brighten up my mood.
A bit of your laughter, your smile, too,
It's there inside my heart so true.
I keep it close and hold it tight
Because you're my sweetest
love and light.
Until our final kiss goodbye
I didn't know that hearts could fly
But mine flew away
With you that day.
Distance, so few thoughts I gave,
Until you had to leave that day.
But in that moment I could feel
That distance is heavy, hard, and real.
I didn't know that heartstrings tied
And tangled up so much inside.
Until the last smile you sent my way
When you had to go that day.
I never thought that time could seem
So cold and cruel that I could scream.
Until the long hours after you'd gone,
As my heart cried until the dawn.
Now I am just holding on
For the moment our love's sweet song
Together loud and true will ring
As so in love our hearts will sing.
As each star comes out to shine
As the wind rustles across the land
As the moonlight sweeps across the room
I'm thinking of you.
When the sun burns its morning greeting
When the birds chirp and swoop through the sky
When the leaves of the trees dance through the air
I'm thinking of you.
During the haze of late afternoon sun
During the smooth swirl and flow of the clouds across the sky
During the fade of the bustling day
I'm thinking of you.
While the twilight shadows begin to fall
While the evening air begins to chill
While the crickets begin their sweet evening chorus
I'm thinking of you.
Just as the darkest hour of the night falls
Just as the world is hushed and silent
Just as dreamland beckons,
I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you through the miles
and loving you.
There are a thousand things
that I love about you.
When I'm with you
I want to take in every moment
And when we're apart
feels like forever.
So when missing you
almost becomes too much
And the distance seems
almost too hard to bear
When my longing for you
Threatens to drive me mad
You help me make it through.
I take comfort in thinking of your smile
like a ray of sunlight bursting through the dark clouds.
I take comfort in thinking of your laughter
Which is more beautiful than a thousand songs.
I take comfort in thinking of your arms round me
A blanket of the sweetest solace in the world.
I take comfort in thinking of your love
That brings light to my soul
and joy to my heart.
My only wish
Aside from being in your arms
Is that you take comfort, too,
In thinking of my love for you.
Distance Can Keep Love Growing
Poetry often says so much more than we can express aloud. In a long distance relationship, this is especially important because when you can't physically spend time together so you have to find emotional ways to keep the relationship going. Long distance love poems have just the right recipe.
Poetry Brings You Together
Maintaining a long distance relationship isn't easy, but love poems can help you express your feelings and stay close. While many of these types of poems are sad and complicated, don't forget about finding poetry to express those feelings of hope and joy that you will be together again. The following are examples of individual poems about separation:
- Thinking About You by Gary R. Hess: This poem is a short and sweet way to share how much you miss your love even in everyday circumstances.
- Long Distance Love by Panda: This poem expresses intense feelings for a loved one and the longing to be together again.
Poetry that Evokes Hope
Just because you're far apart doesn't mean everything has to be painful. Remember the times you spent in-person and keep those memories going until you can be together again. Share classic and hopeful love poems such as these:
- In My Sky at Twilight by Pablo Neruda: A beautiful poem that uses metaphors to express how treasured a loved one can be.
- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare: This classic poem speaks about the constant nature of true love, perfect for reassuring of your love someone across the miles.
- Meeting at Night by Robert Browning: Another classic love poem, this one evokes a sense of hopefulness in the story of two lovers finally meeting.
- To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell: This poem expresses the narrator's longing and desire to be with the one he loves.
- Our Moment by Gary R. Hess: This short poems shares the true joy that loves ones can find together.
Find More Long Distance Love Poems
Poetry about separation from your lover is very common:
- VoicesNet has long distance poetry from writers around the world.
- Loving You has a list of separation poems.
What to do with Poems
If you are in a long distance relationship, exchanging poetry might be just what you need to keep the romance alive. Whether it's your own poetry or another writer's poetry that resonates your feelings, sharing the emotional journey will help you both grow stronger.
Think of poetry as a gift that can keep a long distance love story sizzling. Creative ways to share poems include:
- Send one poem a day by email
- Send written poems in the mail as a surprise
- Write out poems into a blank book and mail the book back and forth to each other
- Send books of romantic love poems or letters to each other
- Good choices for gifts include 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda and 100 Best Loves of All Time edited by Leslie Pockell
Sharing Poetry Together
Poetry can also be an interactive tool that loving couples can share over the phone and discuss.
- Read poems aloud to each other over the phone.
- Use poems to help you get through the tough times.
- Remember to find poems that also celebrate your love.
Help Your Love Grow Stronger
Long distance love doesn't have to kill the romance. In fact, when you're physically apart this can be a time to build an even stronger foundation. Sharing thoughtful poems with your lover is the perfect way to show you care and pass the days before you meet again. Some of the greatest love stories happened between people who were apart. No matter the reason for the separation, you can use long distance love poems to strengthen your bond.