Long distance relationships are hard.
…Like, really hard.
I mean, you’re miles away from the person you love! You’re desperate to be with them, but may have entire oceans between you.
All the yearning involved is enough to turn anyone into a hopeless romantic.
That’s why I don’t blame you if you’re looking for long distance love poems!
When you can’t find the words to tell someone how you feel, poetry for long distance relationships is often the only way to go.
In this post, I’m going to reveal a bunch of awesome long distance poems that you can use in whatever way you see fit.
Read on for 30 amazing long distance relationship love poems.
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Awesome Poetry about Long Distance Relationships
Not all long distance love poems are made equal. Some are cute, others are funny, and many are plain old soppy.
That’s why I’ve split this list of poems for long distance relationships into sections – starting with one of my favourites! Let’s dive in…
My Favourite Poem about Long Distance Relationships
1. “In the Night”, by Sai Thanmae
I watch you
Behind the slow dances
Of the infinite stars.
I feel you
Through the gentle kisses
Of the swirling winds.
I smell you
Amongst the fragrances
Of the blooming flowers.
I hear you
Over the chirping noises
Of the mating birds.
And I miss you
As the moon escapes
Into the darkening clouds.
Short Long Distance Relationship Love Poems
2. Taken from “Tie Your Heart at Night to Mine, Love”, by Pablo Neruda
Tie your heart at night to mine, love,
and both will defeat the darkness
like twin drums beating in the forest
against the heavy wall of wet leaves.
3. Unknown poem by Tyler Knott Gregson
“I changed my mind
about heaven. . .”
“What would it be ?”, she whispered.
“This. A blanket. A bed. You.
4. Unknown poem by unknown author
I am like a fish
In love with a bird
Wishing I could fly.
5. “I Always Will”, by Joanna Fuchs
I loved you then,
And I love you still;
I adore you now,
And I always will.
6. Unknown poem by Stefan Stratulat
I lost my voice,
Calling for your name,
Inside my dreams
Romantic Poems on Long Distance Relationships
7. “To Lose Thee, Sweeter Than to Gain”, by Emily Dickinson
To lose thee — sweeter than to gain
All other hearts I knew.
’Tis true the drought is destitute,
But then, I had the dew!
The Caspian has its realms of sand,
Its other realm of sea.
Without the sterile prerequisite,
No Caspian could be.
8. “Defeated by love”, by Rumi
The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon
I fell to the ground
has made me sure
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
to the magnificence
of your Being.
9. “Proud of My Broken Heart”, by Emily Dickenson
Proud of my broken heart, since thou didst break it.
Proud of the pain, I did not feel ‘till thee.
Proud of my night, since thou, with moons, dos’t shake it.
Not to partake thy passion, my humility.
10. Taken from “The Arcadia”, by Sir Philip Sidney
My true love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss;
There never was a bargain better driven.
His heart in me keeps me and him in one …
Cute Poems about Distance and Love
11. “Every Thought of You”, by Joanna Fuchs
Each thought of you fills me with sweet emotion;
I give to you my deepest devotion.
My fondest wishes you completely fulfill;
I love you totally, and I always will.
12. Unknown Poem by Maya Angelou
In all the world there is
no heart for me like yours.
In all the world there is
no love for you like mine.
13. “Even Though I Could Drown”, by Gemma Troy
There’s something about
how the sea draws me in
much like your eyes
even though I know I could drown
I’m always going to try to swim.
14. “Riding Mountains”, by Julie Hebert
My love for you rides mountains,
So many ups and downs, emotions soar.
But one thing never changes,
My love for you, I cannot ignore. There are days I feel this is too much,
And I don’t know what to do.
But let’s face it, who are we kidding,
I want nothing else but you!
Poems about Long Distance Love for Him
15. “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can …
16. “The Patience of Heart”, by Unknown Poet
Love takes time.
It takes patience
to find the one,
to find him,
to find forever.
The heart may get broken,
but never give up.
The patience of a heart
is so beautiful.
17. Unknown poem by Alexandra Vasiliu
Of all the things
I can do
On this earth,
I just want to build
From my heart to yours.
Poems about Long Distance Love for Her
18. “She Walks in Beauty”, by Lord Byron
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of Cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
meet in her aspect and her eyes.
19. “True Love”, by Paul Smith
When I say I love you, please believe it’s true.
When I say forever, know I’ll never leave you.
When I say goodbye, promise me you won’t cry,
Because the day I’ll be saying that will be the day I die.
20. “Warmth of Love”, by unknown poet
To feel your hands warm on my face,
To hold you close in a loving embrace,
To kiss your lips with passion and peace,
I’d give everything and ask time to cease.
21. “Our Love”, by John P. Read
L is for “laughter” we had along the way.
O is for “optimism” you gave me every day.
V is for “value” of being my best friend.
E is for “eternity” a love that has no end.
Heartfelt Poetry for Long Distance Relationships
22. “True Love”, by Cameron Turner
A million stars up in the sky.
One shines brighter – I can’t deny.
A love so precious, a love so true,
A love that comes from me to you.
The angels sing when you are near.
Within your arms I have nothing to fear.
You always know just what to say.
Just talking to you makes my day.
I love you, honey, with all of my heart.
Together forever and never to part.
23. “Love So Amazing”, by Ansar Ahmed Bhatti
My love for you is like the raging sea,
So powerful and deep it will forever be.
Through storm, wind, and heavy rain,
It will withstand every pain.
Our hearts are so pure and love so sweet.
I love you more with every heartbeat!
24. “Desire”, by Coleridge Samuel Taylor
Where true Love burns Desire is Love’s pure flame;
It is the reflex of our earthly frame,
That takes its meaning from the nobler part,
And but translates the language of the heart.
25. “Time is”, by Henry Van Dyke
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is eternity.
Final Far Away Love Poems
26. “Idle Dreams”, by Joanna Fuchs
In idle dreams of long ago,
I imagined my true love;
A perfect match, a soulmate,
An angel from above.
Now you’re here, and now I know
Our love will stay and thrive and grow.
27. “Love Comes Quietly”, by Robert Creeley
Love comes quietly,
About me, on me,
In the old ways.
What did I know
Able to go
Alone all the way.
28. “The Moon, Alone”, by Saigyo
The moon, alone,
Taunts me from the heavens
With memories of you;
Should you feel the same, then
Our hearts would be as one.
29. “Lines Depicting Simple Happiness,” by Peter Gizzi
It feels right to be up this close in tight wind
It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you
About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know
With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler.
30. “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Send These Long Distance Love Poems to Your Partner
Writing or sending long distance love poems might feel a little cheesy.
But I’d say it’s a natural part of being such a long way from someone you love!
You’re torn up about how far apart you are and want to tell them how much they mean to you. If ordinary words don’t it, long distance love poems might.
If you’re experiencing anything like this at the moment, then I hope the poems on long distance love above have been useful.
Use them for inspiration, send them as they are, and let your partner know how much you miss them!
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