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A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. 

Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places, or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, and well-being, which now trigger the senses and make one experience the pain of separation from those joyous sensations. 

Saudade describes a feeling both happy and sad, and might be most closely related to the English expression ‘bitter sweet’

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There's a certain shade of beauty 
    in remembering the 
            you once shared 
                with a former partner
                        Your trials, 
                            your victories, 
                                how much you've given to 
                                    and did for each other

      It's a sickly sweet sadness that reminds me:
          are all two sides of the same coin 
          neither can exist without the other

So while moments of remembrance 
      especially when you're: 
         neck-deep in the miasma of loss 
            before the loss has taken place, 
               drowning in the aches of 
                        can bring you to your knees, 
                           you can also relish 
                              in the fact 
                                  that your shared 
                                        will never 
                                           be diminished.


I beg you not to burn the mementos from those 
with whom you once shared love and peace.

They are a piece of you, 
    you watered and nurtured one another for a time,     
                                 and you once were happy. 

                    You can love them with a passive joy
               even if they never speak to you again, 
          and in doing so you will find 
     the love that you
will hold for yourself once more.