21 Heart-Punching Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Poetry

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It’s no secret that I love poetry. Like, if I could wake up and eat poetry for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I probably would. (Okay, sometimes I do). I’ve put together a list with quotes from some of my favorite poets, and let me tell you, *feels* will be felt. All feels relevant.


“You could tie my tongue
My lips, my teeth
Split them into surrender
Into a foreign language
And I would still manage
To cough up your name.”

– Danielle Shorr, “Let”


“Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.”

Pablo Neruda, “Here I Love You”


“They don’t know I only speak in runaway…

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This Is The Meaning Of Love

Gianne linked me this

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Dearest You,

Love isn’t Disney’s fairy tale, Prince Charming, white knight, happily ever after omg forever and ever and ever. It isn’t roses, chocolates, wine, fancy dates and trips, fun, excitement, and romance.

No.

Love is more like three crying kids in the back of the car after a bad week at work, when you’ve barely slept for days and you’ve been fighting with your beloved about the same damn thing for the last two weeks, and you have an overwhelming urge to just drop it all and run away because my God this can’t be what the rest of my life will look like, will it?

Yet despite it all, you still come home, and you do what needs to be done to get through it right now, because you choose to. Because you choose to continue to love despite the fact that you are…

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