1- We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
— Maya Angelou, Touched By An Angel
2- By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
together in their sleep will defeat the darkness.
— Pablo Neruda, Love Sonnet XXIX
3- Not easy to state the change you made.
If I’m alive now, then I was dead.
— Sylvia Plath, Love Letter
4- I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
— E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems
5- I exist in two places,
here and where you are.
— Margaret Atwood, Corpse Song
6- 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:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
— Lord Byron, She Walks In Beauty
7- And I don’t know, don’t know, if we belong together or apart, except my soul lingers over the skin of you.
— Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
8- I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
— W.B. Yeats, He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven