love and misadventure

The Signs As Beautiful Lang Leav Poems
  • Aries:
  • If you love me
  • for what you see,
  • only your eyes would be
  • in love with me.
  • If you love me
  • for what you've heard,
  • then you would love
  • for my words.
  • If you love
  • my heart and mind,
  • then you will love me,
  • for all that I'm.
  • If you don't love
  • my every flaw,
  • then you mustn't love me -
  • not at all.."
  • Taurus:
  • Where are you?” She asked.
  • “I have been searching all my life.”
  • “Stop looking for me,” Love replied, “and I will find you.
  • Gemini:
  • "Her heart is played like well worn strings,
  • In her eyes the sadness sings,
  • Of one who was destined of better things"
  • Cancer:
  • "I loved you more than love allowed"
  • Leo:
  • "Her bow is drawn to worlds of dark,
  • where arrows spring and miss their mark—
  • she'll turn their heads but not their hearts."
  • Virgo:
  • It was a question I had worn on my lips for days - like a loose thread on my favourite sweater I couldn't resist pulling - despite knowing it could all unravel around me.
  • "Do you love me?" I ask.
  • In your hesitation I found my answer.
  • Libra:
  • What is she like?
  • I was told—
  • she is a
  • melancholy soul.
  • She is like
  • the sun to the night;
  • a momentary gold.
  • A star when dimmed
  • by dawning light;
  • the flicker of
  • a candle blown.
  • A lonely kite
  • lost in flight—
  • someone once
  • had flown.
  • Scorpio:
  • What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
  • It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.
  • What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
  • It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.
  • What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded;
  • It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.
  • Sagittarius:
  • "Forget her tattered memories,
  • or the pages others took;
  • you are her ever after—
  • the hero of her book."
  • Capricorn:
  • "It's so dark right now, I can't see any light around me. That's because the light is coming from you. You can't see it but everyone else can."
  • Aquarius:
  • "To love is a dare, when hope and despair, are gates upon its hinges"
  • Pisces:
  • She lends her pen,
  • to thoughts of him,
  • that flow from it,
  • in her solitary.
  • For she is his poet,
  • And he is her poetry.
It was a quiet love, a tacit love. It came without prelude or preamble. We never said the word love–we didn’t have to. It was in our laughter, in the sense of wonder we found in each other. And if we had doubts then, time has told us otherwise.
It was a gentle love, a tactile love. It was all hands and lips and hearts in tandem. There was motion in our bodies and emotion in our discourse. We were a symphony of melody and melancholy. When you find peace in another’s presence, there is no mistaken.
The signs as poems from "Love & Misadventure" by Lang Leav
  • Aries: Afraid To Love
  • "I turn away
  • and close my heart-
  • to the promise of love
  • that is luring.
  • For the past has taught
  • to not be caught,
  • in what is not
  • worth pursuing-
  • To never do
  • the things I've done
  • that once had led
  • to my undoing."
  • Taurus: Swan Song
  • "Her heart is played
  • like well-worn strings;
  • in her eyes,
  • the sadness sings-
  • of one who was destined
  • for better things."
  • Gemini: First Love
  • "Before I fell
  • in love with words,
  • with setting skies,
  • and singing birds-
  • it was you I fell
  • in love with first."
  • Cancer: Art and Books
  • "Without a doubt,
  • I must read,
  • all the books
  • I've read about.
  • See the artworks
  • hung on hooks,
  • that I have only,
  • seen in books."
  • Leo: Beauty's Curse
  • "Her bow is drawn
  • to worlds of dark;
  • where arrows spring
  • and miss their mark.
  • She'll turn their heads-
  • but not their hearts."
  • Virgo: Saving You
  • "The darkness takes him over,
  • the sickness pulls him in;
  • his eyes--a blown-out candle;
  • I wish to go with him.
  • Sometimes I see a flicker--
  • a light that shone from them;
  • I hold him to me tightly,
  • before he's gone again."
  • Libra: Heart On The Line
  • "Love is good,
  • it is never bad-
  • but it will drive you mad!
  • When it is given to you,
  • in dribs and drabs."
  • Scorpio: A Thank-You Note
  • "You have said
  • all the things
  • I needed to hear
  • before I knew
  • I needed to hear them.
  • To be unafraid
  • of all the things
  • I used to fear,
  • before I knew
  • I shouldn't fear them."
  • Sagittarius: In Two Parts
  • "You come and go so easily,
  • your life is as you knew-
  • while mine is split in two.
  • How I envy so the half of me,
  • who lived before love's due,
  • who was yet to know of you."
  • Capricorn: Jealousy
  • "It was the way
  • you spoke about her.
  • With animosity, regret, disdain
  • and underneath it all-
  • just a hint of pride."
  • Aquarius: Waking Without You
  • "Every song that sings of him,
  • from every heart
  • heard breaking.
  • I sing along in dreams of him,
  • I cling to-
  • when I start waking."
  • Pisces: The Keeper
  • "You were like a dream,
  • I wish I hadn't
  • slept through.
  • Within it I fell deeper,
  • than your heart would
  • care to let you.
  • I thought you were a keeper,
  • I wish I could
  • have kept you."

It was a question I had worn on my lips for days - like a loose thread on my favourite sweater I couldn’t resist pulling - despite knowing it could all unravel around me.

“Do you love me?” I ask.

In your hesitation I found my answer.

—  Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
Lost Things

Do you know when you’ve lost something–like your favorite T-shirt or a set of keys–and while looking for it, you come across something else you once missed but have long since forgotten? Well whatever it was, there was a point where you decided to stop searching, maybe because it was no longer required or a new replacement was found. It is almost as if it never existed in the first place–until that moment of rediscovery, a flash of recognition.

Everyone has one–an inventory of lost things waiting to be found. Yearning to be acknowledged for the worth they once held in your life.

I think this is where I belong–among all your other lost things. A crumpled note at the bottom of a drawer or an old photograph pressed between the pages of a book. I hope someday you will find me and remember what I once meant to you.

(Lang Leav, Love and Misadventure)