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Does anyone know of any inspiring love/relationship poems?

My DH and I have been going through a rough patch. I'm looking for great poems or short stories -- anything of that sort -- to print out and hang on the fridge to remind us to hold on. We're not religous, so, anything not very 'god' driven would be nice.

Thanks ladies!

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Asked by jen_greiner at 4:28 AM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Relationships

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  • We may not have it all together but together we have it all.

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:44 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • i like that i am going to put it on my frige aswell :)

    Answer by mommyand5 at 4:59 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
    Andre Maurois

    Answer by navywife6 at 6:01 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
    Antoine De Saint-Exupery


    Answer by navywife6 at 6:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

    Answer by navywife6 at 6:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • ok last one I have tons saved on the computer but this by far is my favorite quote...and its true about anything in life....

    “More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”
    Doug Larson

    Answer by navywife6 at 6:04 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I just gave my husband a Shakespearean sonnet with a note attached. has a lot of poetry and prose that you can sort through. It has all of the sonnets and other authors as well.

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • YES!
    On Love, from The PROPHET, by Kahlil Gibran

    Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love."

    And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:

    When love beckons to you follow him,

    Though his ways are hard and steep.

    And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

    Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

    And when he speaks to you believe in him,

    Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

    For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.

    Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,

    So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

    Like sheaves of corn he g

    Answer by SFerber at 9:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • Pt 2
    he gathers you unto himself.

    He threshes you to make you naked.

    He sifts you to free you from your husks.

    He grinds you to whiteness.

    He kneads you until you are pliant;

    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

    All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

    But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,

    Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,

    Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

    Answer by SFerber at 9:03 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • Pt 3
    Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

    Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;

    For love is sufficient unto love.

    When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, I am in the heart of God."

    And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

    Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

    But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:

    To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

    Answer by SFerber at 9:04 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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