trying to remember a lovely love poem comment October 10, 2017 6:30 PM   Subscribe

My favorites are usually the thing for this, but I've read every single one and can't find it. There was a poem referencing engagement, about being "yours" before even being asked and a proposal not feeling 'special' because it was a given. No idea what thread or whether the blue or the green.

It was a little poem referencing love and engagement, and something along the lines of "I was yours before you even asked me," and has a line akin to the fact that when the question was popped, it didn't even feel "special" in a way, since it was so obvious that the two in question were going to end up together.

I believe this was written in the first person, pretty sure it rhymed, it wasn't more than ten lines, and I thiiiiiink it was in a comment somewhere rather than in an actual post. Google-fu is coming up with bupkis. HALP, I would love to have this for a sweet note I'm writing to my boyfriend for an anniversary tomorrow!

posted by knownassociate to MetaFilter-Related at 6:30 PM (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I've been hunting but have yet to turn anything up. Will keep trying. Don't lose hope.
posted by Fizz at 7:17 AM on October 12

Is it by any chance this?

You were you,
and I was I;
we were two
before our time.

I was yours
before I knew,
and you have always
been mine too.

― Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
posted by languagehat at 11:16 AM on October 12 [1 favorite]

Thanks Fizz for your efforts!

Languagehat, that was what kept coming up in my Google searches! But it's not it -- this one explicitly mentioned a proposal/marriage asking of sorts. But thank you!
posted by knownassociate at 1:01 PM on October 12


I remember the way
That I thought about love -
It was rockets and bells,
It was dreams from above.
But it came without fuss,
And it came without flair -
And before I could look,
It was already there.
I remember the way...
But I cannot recall
How it happened to be
That you asked me at all.
See it wasn't a shock,
'Cause we already knew
That your future was me,
And my future was you.
posted by solotoro at 6:54 AM on October 13 [2 favorites]


I was hoping that even after the poem that the OP is looking for is found, could we keep sharing such poems. Right now the webzez needs all the love poetry it can hold.
posted by infini at 11:37 AM on October 13

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