Sweet Lines of Poetry for Valentine’s Day

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
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)
— 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;
Tread softly.”
— W.B. Yeats, He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

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Sweet Lines of Poetry

Every moment as it flows
Some peculiar pleasure owes:
Then let us, providently wise,
Seize the debtor as it flies.

Think not to morrow can repay
The pleasures that we lose to day;
To morrow’s most unbounded store
Can but pay its proper score.

_Oliver Goldsmith
From the captivity: An Oratorio

Only One Word

Sometimes the words flow
Through your pen
Like a stream
That was kept shut
For so long inside
Your heart.

Other times you should wring
Your heart
To get only one word;
One feeling embodied into a word,
But your pen rejects
To write.

Someone

Someone would hurt you
With his selfishness and deception,
And you’ll see the whole world ugly and unfair.

Someone would love you
From the bottom of his heart,
And you’ll see the whole world as lovely as never before.