Romantic Lines from your favorites poems

@wayz12 (2059)
United States
February 25, 2007 7:47pm CST
Love, as an emotion, has inspired beautiful poetry. I enjoy reading out loud poetry that not only touched our feelings but inspire our spirits. One of my favorite romantic lines is taking from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Children Hour. Though in its original context it is really an expression of parental love, it is easy for me to hear it as a lover's expression of his feelings for a loved one. Read it and judge for yourself. "I have you fast in my fortress and will not let you depart. But put you down into the dungeon In the round tower of my heart. And there I will keep you forever, Yes, forever and a day, Till the walls shall crumble to ruin, And moulder in dust away." How about you? Do you have any favorite romantic lines from some poem that you love?
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• United States
26 Feb 07
This is love to me: “To Mary” O Mary dear, that you were here With your brown eyes bright and clear. And your sweet voice, like a bird Singing love to its lone mate In the ivy bower disconsolate; Voice the sweetest ever heard! And your brow more... Than the ... sky Of this azure Italy. Mary dear, come to me soon, I am not well whilst thou art far; As sunset to the sphered moon, As twilight to the western star, Thou, beloved, art to me. O Mary dear, that you were here; The Castle echo whispers 'Here!'—Percy Bysshe Shelley
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Beautiful! Wonderful depiction of how it feels when you miss your special someone. Longing is a powerful emotion, and love lost is a popular theme, inspiring a lot of great poetry.
• United States
2 Apr 07
The one I love most is by Sydney King Russell You loved me for a little, who couldn't love me long. You gave me wings of gladness, And led my spirit's song. You loved me for an hour, But only with thine eyes. Your lips I could not capture, By storm or surprise. Your mouth that I remember, With a sudden rush of pain. As one remembers starlight, Or roses after rain. Out of word of laughter, Suddenly I am sad. Day and night it haunts me, The kiss I never had.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Lovely! I like it. Nothing is more painful and haunting than a love unrealized. This reminds me of another poem I like. It's called The Look by Sara Teasdale. Strephon kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Strephon's kissed was lost in jest, Robin's lost in play, But the kiss in Colin's eyes Haunts me night and day.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
I like that. Thanks for sharing! Speaking of kisses, my first real love, finally won my heart when he recited a poem to me in front of everyone on campus...he kneeled too... Jenny Kissed Me by James Leigh Hunt Jenny kiss'd me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in! Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Say that health and wealth have miss'd me, Say I'm growning old, but add, Jenny kiss'd me.
• United States
2 Apr 07
Oh, my name is Jennifer... it makes more sense if you know my name.
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
This is an excerpt from the poem made by Pablo Neruda titled Sonnet XVII I love you not knowing how or when or from where I love you simply without complexities or pride So I love you in this way because I know no other way of loving than this Where there is no I or you So intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, So intimate that it is your eyes that close when I fall asleep. I learned this poem from the movie Patch Adams I researched it and it was the most beautiful poem I came across with.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I totally agree. It's a lovely piece of poetry. One can only hope that one can find that kind of love in this lifetime. That would be such a thrill, to have someone who know you so well, and sees you clearly for who you are, and still loved you. That is a love few people ever find.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Lucky for those people who find that kind of love:)
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I totally agree.
@raj_neo07 (151)
• India
26 Feb 07
I do have a line, but don remember the poem."Do you want me to smile coz yu are my friend? or do you want me to cry coz thats all yu ever wanna be?"
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I am guessing this poem is about unrequited love. I think this is a sad poem.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Feb 07
These lines are so sad. Isn't fate cruel making us fall in love with someone who cannot return it, or is learning to love without expecting anything in return the lesson we are expected to learn?
@Transformed (1262)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that is all ye need to know. I'm paraphrasing, but that's from John Keats' Ode to a Grecian Urn.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
2 Apr 07
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." Though originally inspired by an inanimate object, the urn, these lines have been used for many purposes. Lyrical by itself, it has actually sparked a debate on what it truly means. One thing for sure, its sounds lovely to the ears. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
Yes, this is a beautiful poem you have presented. The good thing about poems is that it can be translated in more than one way and still be true. I've always loved poems and I am pretty sorry if I cannot produce one right now, I cannot find the book. There is a series though which I can never forget. They were all beautifully written by 2 male English authors (sorry I forgot their names) which delve on the love between 2 persons and their insights in life. I still recall that one started with 'Come to me and be my love and we will all the pleasures prove' signalled the onset of the series of poems. The answer, taken from the side of the woman which rationalizes everything points out that they cannot do it at this time of year because it is winter, and it is freezing cold outside. Oh, I really wish I can input the whole series of poems from the start thru all the answers then the rebuttal. All beautifully written showing a man who promises everything in courtship and the woman try to shoo away the man with all her logic. Since you are a lover of poems, I believe that you have already come across this series because, they come along with the poem you have presented in one book.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Yes, I know which poems you mean. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Walter Raleigh. The first is highly romantic, almost foolish, with all its promises. The response is more practical, more jaded as it makes fun of the shepherd's promises. Definitely a great pair of poems. Very popular for poetry reading performances.
@raveena (1355)
• India
26 Feb 07
The Rose of Sharon I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field... that ye stir not up, nor awake my love... till he please.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Feb 07
From the Bible, I assume? Few people knew that the Bible has powerful romatic lines, most especially from the Book of Psalms and the Book of Solomon. Thank you for this piece.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I do not love you except because I love you. By Pablo Neruda.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Love does not need reasons for being. Thank you for contributing.