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35 Romantic Long Distance Relationship Poems

Long-distance relationships can be challenging, but they can also be incredibly rewarding. It’s important to find ways to stay connected and keep the romance alive, even when miles apart. One beautiful way to express your love and longing for your partner is through poetry. In this blog post, we will explore 35 romantic long-distance relationship poems that capture the essence of love across distances.

Distance by Rupi Kaur

if I had to walk to get to you
it would take eight hundred and twenty-six hours
on bad days I think about it
what I might do if the apocalypse comes
and the planes stop flying
there is so much time to think
so much empty space wanting to be consumed
but no intimacy around to consume it
it feels like being stuck at a train station
waiting and waiting and waiting
for the one with your name on it
when the moon rises on this coast
but the sun still burns shamelessly on yours
I crumble knowing even our skies are different
we have been together so long
but have we really been together if
your touch has not held me long enough
to imprint itself on my skin
I try my hardest to stay present
but without you here
everything at its best
is only mediocre

Across Miles by Stephen Buckley

Today has been so very hot,
My workload overbearing,
I worked so hard to fix my car,
To travel the miles to be by your side,
The journey will be long and relentless.
But to be with you will make it all worthwhile,
To look at your face and see your smile,
Is all I will dream of tonight.
You’re in my heart, you’re in my life,
One day soon you’ll be my wife,
This love we have is so good and true,
All I really want is to be with you.

Missing You by John Hawkes

How I long to hear your voice, the tone so clear and sweet,
The magic of its warm hello. Its rhythm and its beat.
I long to touch your face, the only face I miss,
Every aspect perfect, just the way it is.
I miss your fire hair, I miss your warm embrace,
I miss those lips that kissed me, so warm upon my cheek.
I miss everything about you, there’s no one else like you,
You’re everyone’s favourite friend, I hope you miss me too.

Tough Distance by Unknown Author

In every heartbeat, I feel your love, Across the miles, like wings of a dove. Though distance may keep us apart, You’ll always have the key to my heart.

Distance Means So Little by Unknown Author

Distance means so little When hearts are bound by love,
For though miles may separate us, Our souls are connected above.
Through valleys deep and mountains high, Across oceans vast and wide,
Our love will bridge the space between, And in each other’s hearts reside.
Time may pass, and seasons change, But our bond will only grow,
For distance means so little, When love is all we know.
So let the miles stretch out before us, And let the world spin on its way,
For in each other’s arms we’ll find, That distance means nothing when love holds sway.

Separation by W. S. Merwin

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

The Good-Morrow By John Donne

I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.
And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.
My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.

Steadfast by Amy Finley

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.

Beneath The Perfect Sky by John Mark Green & Christy Ann Martine

I look up at the stars
And think of you tonight;
Wishing I could see their light
Reflected in your eyes.
How I long to touch you,
Hold your body close to mine,
As we share our love together
Beneath the perfect sky.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E. E. Cummings 

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

4000 Miles by Lang Leav

The lines stitched into highways;
The never-ending seams,
On roads that are less travelled,
Dividing you and me.

I wish I could unravel,
The fabric in-between,
And tear away the distance,
To bring you close to me.

A Long Distance Love byJessica Andress

Enough to satisfy my craving heart’s plea,
Tomorrow will be the day I love you more,
Than today or yesterday or ever before,

Words and phrases will never do,
What my heart feels so deeply for you,
Deeper and deeper my feelings go,

My head is spinning to and fro,
I want you here, forever and more,
For our hearts to join and together explore,

Our hearts beat and beat as one,
Feel what I’m feeling, it’s only begun,
Yet, slowly my desire turns to rage,

My heart feels as though it’s within a cage,
You are so close yet so far,
At times like this I wish upon a star,

I wish you were here and not over there,
Yet life is hard as well as unfair,
All I can do is wish and wait,

Until we meet again as that is our fate,
I love you more than my words can say,
And forever my love will grow each passing day,

Until the day I gently hold your face,
Kiss your lips within a candle lit place,
Hold you close and feel you near,

Kiss your cheek and whisper among your ear,
Feel your soft skin beneath my hand,
Feel your energy inside expand,

I’ll wish for that moment as I always do,
And I’ve wished upon a star, so my wish will come true.

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Long Distance by Brian Tierney

Midway through, a haunted computer types its own questions:
“Would you like to meet a ghost?”
“Do you live to shovel sand or shovel sand to live?”
It’s the best part of the movie,
I think you’d like it.
There’s this melody one character hears after
in his head—it is the answer, we discover, to everything
not yet asked; a sort of dial tone
overtakes you with dread while you’re watching
him listen to a wind-blown curtain swell
into a cello or a pear-shaped person, illegibility’s the point
and also the mood. Or is it a vibe? I think moods
are for people with choices
and children—
Anyway the room’s crummy,
how was karaoke?
Will you call again later and sing it for me?

Wild nights – Wild nights! by Emily Dickinson 

Wild nights – Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!
Futile – the winds –
To a Heart in port –
Done with the Compass –
Done with the Chart!
Rowing in Eden –
Ah – the Sea!
Might I but moor – tonight –
In thee!

Dreams of Distant Lovers by Amy Finley

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.

No Mere I Love You by Kelly Roper

Saying I love you long distance
Isn’t as easy as it may seem.
I must choose each word carefully
So you know “I love you” isn’t some platitude.
Each word must convince you how much I miss you,
How much I care for you, and
How much I want to be by your side.
Those three little words simply aren’t enough
To show you how I feel, but they’ll have to do
Until I can hold you again.

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The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone by John Keats

The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!
Sweet voice, sweet lips, soft hand, and softer breast,
Warm breath, light whisper, tender semitone,
Bright eyes, accomplished shape, and lang’rous waist!
Faded the flower and all its budded charms,
Faded the sight of beauty from my eyes,
Faded the shape of beauty from my arms,
Faded the voice, warmth, whiteness, paradise!
Vanished unseasonably at shut of eve,
When the dusk holiday—or holinight—
Of fragrant-curtained love begins to weave
The woof of darkness thick, for hid delight;
But, as I’ve read love’s missal through today,
He’ll let me sleep, seeing I fast and pray.

Absence by Claude McKay

Your words dropped into my heart like pebbles into a pool,
Rippling around my breast and leaving it melting cool.
Your kisses fell sharp on my flesh like dawn-dews from the limb,
Of a fruit-filled lemon tree when the day is young and dim.
But a silence vasty-deep, oh deeper than all these ties
Now, through the menacing miles, brooding between us lies.
And more than the songs I sing, I await your written word,
To stir my fluent blood as never your presence stirred.

The ache of longing by John Mark Green

These times apart
Do not weaken our love.
The ache of longing
Makes each joyful reunion
A fresh revelation of passion.
We fall into each other’s arms,
And I fall for you all over again.

The Sea of Glass by Ezra Pound

I looked and saw a sea
roofed over with rainbows,
In the midst of each
two lovers met and departed;
Then the sky was full of faces
with gold glories behind them.

Forever Stay With Me by Anonymous

Don’t let the miles between us
Keep our love apart.
Just listen close and you will hear
The beating of my heart.
No distance will ever keep
My heart from loving you
There are no more tears for it to weep
For a love that runs so true,
I’ll be there with you one day soon
To love you every day
And then my heart will sing a tune
And you will hear it say
I’ve finally found my one true love
As true as one can be
And now you are all I’m thinking of
Forever stay with me

The Love Poem by Carol Ann Duffy

Till love exhausts itself, longs
for the sleep of words –
my mistress’ eyes –
to lie on a white sheet, at rest
in the language –
let me count the ways –
or shrink to a phrase like an epitaph –
come live
with me –
or fall from its own high cloud as syllables
in a pool of verse –
one hour with thee.
Till love gives in and speaks
in the whisper of art –
dear heart,
how like you this? –
love’s lips pursed to quotation marks
kissing a line –
look in thy heart
and write –
love’s light fading, darkening,
black as ink on a page –
there is a garden
in her face.
Till love is all in the mind –
O my America!
my new-found land –
or all in the pen
in the writer’s hand –
behold, thou art fair –
not there, except in a poem,
known by heart like a prayer,
both near and far,
near and far –
the desire of the moth
for the star.

Final Thoughts

In weaving through the poignant tapestry of long-distance love, poetry emerges as a powerful emissary of affection, spanning vast distances to touch the heart. These 35 romantic poems encapsulate the yearning and devotion inherent in long-distance relationships, each verse pulsating with the rhythms of love that knows no bounds. They are testaments to the resilience of love, proving that it can endure despite miles, time zones, and silence.

This collection is more than an anthology; it is a companion for those quiet nights when the heart feels the weight of separation keenly. It is a whisper to the beloved, a reassurance that the love shared is unfaltering. May these poems offer solace, bring smiles, and bridge the physical gap with words wrapped in the warmth of continued devotion.

In the end, love—no matter how far apart—has the power to conquer the distance. It thrives in these poetic lines, just as it thrives in the quiet strength of those who love from afar.

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