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Compiled by Jenny Goldade

 

Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one. That’s why we’ve compiled these quotes and poems for honoring and remembering a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

 

Whether you want to incorporate them into a remembrance ceremony, create meaningful mementos, share them with others, or just read them to yourself, we hope these poems and quotes bring you some comfort.

 

Quotes for Remembering a Loved One

Below we compiled a few of our favorite quotes about eternal love.

“Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Bronte

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” — Jack Lemmon

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Death cannot kill what never dies.” — William Penn

 

Always In Our Hearts — Colin Thornton

“You can shed tears that he is gone,

Or you can smile because he lived,

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him

Or you can be full of the love that you shared…”

 

To read the full poem, click here.

 

I Carry Your Heart With Me — E. E. Cummings

“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)…”

 

To read the full poem, click here.

 

Valentine — Lorna Dee Cervantes

“Cherry plums suck a week’s soak,

overnight they explode into the scenery of before

your touch. The curtains open on the end of our past.

Pink trumpets on the vines bare to the hummingbirds…”

 

To read the full poem, click here.

 

Grief And Love — Gajanan Mishra

“Grief and love both are

One and the same,

Grief is the price of love

And it never ends.”

 

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep — Mary Elizabeth Frye

“Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow…”

 

To read the full poem, click here.

 

What are your favorite memorial quotes and poems for remembering a loved one on Valentine’s Day? Share them with us in the comments!