When I was around 10 or 12, I had a friend in my class that I would spend almost all my time with. She was one of the first people in my life to fully support my writing, to share my love of books and to read through all the crazy stuff I wrote at the time and give me feedback.
We also had a tradition of always bringing back souvenirs when we traveled. Upon a trip to the US, she brought me a book called “Love” full of quotes and sayings on all types of life. I remember thinking at the time that I didn’t know what to do with a book full of fragmented quotes. Ironic to think how poetry would later become my main genre and my savior in so many ways.
Anyways, I love this book for all the beautiful and sharp sayings it holds about love - and not just the romantic love, but love for things, for friends and for yourself. I have gathered ten of my absolute favorites from the book that I will be sharing with you here.
Perhaps some of them will resonate with where you are at right now - or perhaps you find one or two to share with those that you love.
It is that simple and that complex. What I love about this quote is how it describes that two people become in their shared self, in all that they love and are together.It is also quite fantastic to me that quotes written by philosophers more than 2000 years ago are still relevant and true.
I think this quote speaks to me because it taps into what I myself am looking for. Someone to share life with, someone to travel and experience the world with. Someone to talk to about all the small and big things a human goes through.
In this process, there is so much to be gained and learned. Not just in terms of a romantic relationship, but in any close friendship or bond.
I think we are all looking for a love with some madness - in all the right ways. Love has a way of happening at the craziest of times, preying on wild coincidences and defying all odds. And I would like to think there are some reason to it, either in form of natural laws or in a divine way.
Whatever the outcome it, I like to believe things happen for a reason. Especially when it comes to love that often leave us with more questions than answers.
As someone who has been single all of her life, I have spent much time getting to know myself - and I would not trade it for the world. I have worked alone, I have lived alone and I have traveled alone. It gives me peace knowing that I will always have something to come back to, if and when I lose the person(s) I love.
I am my own woman and I am not looking for another half, but for someone to enjoy the journey with. As this quote so beautifully states, it all starts with us: and the love that comes from inside of us is determining for all else.
Of course there are many other great sayings and love poems, but these are definitely some of my favorites.
Do you have any favorite love poems? Let me know below.