Wedding anniversaries are highlights in every couple’s life. While a text message or a love note is sweet, it might not be as charming as sending your partner anniversary poems. Poems are romantically old-timey! You can either get funny and creative and send your partner a playful limerick, or you can go all out and get passionate and wordsmithery with your poem. Either way, as long as the words come from your heart, your partner is sure to love and appreciate your effort!
But if the words aren’t coming to you, and you’ve been staring at your paper for some time, here’s some inspiration. Listed below are a few sweet anniversary poems to give you an idea of what to pen down. You can use them as templates and add your own spin to them! You can write them on a greeting card or use some fancy lettering stationery to make these poems all the more beautiful. Scroll down and get to rhyming!
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Best Anniversary Poems
- Today is our anniversary, and it seems just like yesterday
When I asked your hand in marriage and you simply said “okay”
I still remember the day we were married
Looking deep into each other’s eyes and soul.
The promises we made to one another
Even if we became broken down or stayed whole.
I remember the promised words we said – on sickness or in health.
I remember the words for better or for worse, joy or sorrow, even poverty or wealth.
Though life has hills and valleys and some great challenges this is true.
Each valley has made us stronger as our God has always seen us through.
I thank the Lord for sending you as my partner, lover, spouse and friend.
Our relationship has matured and grown although the roads did curve and bend.
Long ago we made a commitmentto God and to each other – until death do us part.
These words are still ringing very true and buried deep within my heart.
When I think about our life together and how we’ve been so blessed.
I always thank the Lord for you, as I consider you the very best.
My heavenly father knew the perfect fit when He chose you for me
I will always praise God for – my very best friend and lover – throughout eternity.
– Lisa S. Satcher
- Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
– William Shakespeare
- 3. Our anniversary means a lot,
Much more than any other day;
I celebrate my love for you,
And cherish you in every way.
Through passing time, our love still grows,
A caring relationship to explore;
Our life together gets better and better,
And I keep on loving you more and more.
– Joanna Fuchs (and Karl)
- With you by my side,
This beautiful and memorable day
has been carved into my mind.
A precious moment in time,
when our lives became defined.
Let’s rejoice and celebrate,
our love and our bond.
I cherish what we have,
with my heart, I respond.
This journey of life is so sweet,
with you by my side.
My smile radiates,
with each passing stride.
Whether one or a thousand,
journey’s we take.
With you by my side,
I feel alive and awake.
My soul is filled with bliss,
due to the love that we share.
I promise you, my dear,
I will always be there.
To the stars and the heavens,
our anniversary I shall proclaim.
My love for you burns like the sun,
with an infinite flame.
– Anitapoems, Pick me up poetry
- I have thought
my entire life
to be happy.
I do not
as I have
— Christopher Poindexter
- When years are passing by like days,
and in my hand your hand is placed,
a knowing smile crosses your face,
a simple touch can still make my heart race.
When I can see my soul in your eyes,
and you see your soul in mine, we realise
that a love so deep can harbour no lies,
where our only tears shed were happy tears we’ve cried.
I love you as much now as I ever did before.
If possible, I may even love you more,
all starting from a feeling we did not ignore,
a feeling of connection we chose to explore.
I don’t know what it is that you saw in me,
what I saw in you was the utmost happiness
that can ever be,
even more so on the day when you and I
I can still smile and say with love and truth
Honey, I love you…Happy Anniversary.
– Kirk A. Finney
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.
Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—
The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—
The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
Because He’s Sunrise—and I see—
I love Thee—
– Emily Dickinson
- Once I knew you
I never wanted
to know anyone else.
Poems For My Husband
- If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
– Anne Bradstreet
- 10. I love you,
you’ve never been
for reasons you’ve never been
for longer than you think you
and with more
than you will ever know existed
– Tyler Knott Gregson
- 11. “Just wish I could find the words
That would make the meaning clear
About why I just love you so
And why I want you here
Why I need you here with me
So I can shower you with love
Why it is so clear to see
You are an angel from above
An angel sent from heavens high
To bring the lord’s own prayer
That you and I on blue skies fly
Share a love that is true and rare
A love that is so truly pure
That it completely fills my heart
A love that will forever endure
And that we shall never part
A love that will last you see
Until the end of time
A love which joins us – you and me
And forever will our hearts entwine.”
– Nigel P Stringfellow
- 12. “Loving you has no end and no beginning
Loving you is everything
It is infinite in time
And limitless in magnitude
Beyond even my own comprehension
Your love brings me home
Enfolds me and warms me
In its eternal embrace
Endless and palpable
Beyond all life’s storms
A connection like no other
Twenty years long
But timeless in our hearts
Deep and true
Till’ death us do part.”
– Susan Louglin
- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- When I saw you first,
it took every ounce of me
not to kiss you.
When I saw you laugh,
it took every ounce of me
not to fall in love.
And when I saw your soul,
it took every ounce of me.
- Brighter than fireflies upon the Uji River
Are your words in the dark, Beloved.
– Amy Lowell
- For the present there is just one moon,
though every level pond gives back another.
But the bright disc shining in the black lagoon,
perceived by astrophysicist and lover,
is milliseconds old. And even that light’s
seven minutes older than its source.
And the stars we think we see on moonless nights
are long extinguished. And, of course,
this very moment, as you read this line,
is literally gone before you know it.
Forget the here-and-now. We have no time
but this device of wantonness and wit.
Make me this present then: your hand in mine,
and we’ll live out our lives in it.
– Michael Donaghy
- When I look up and see you, my love,
My whole world is filled with pleasure.
Through all the years we’ve shared, my love,
You’ve been my greatest treasure.
The sun shines brighter when you’re near;
The air seems fresher too.
Everything that’s dear to me,
Seems perfect, because of you.
The years go by, it’s anniversary time,
My love for you keeps growing.
The pleasure it brings to be by your side,
Holding hands, makes me feel like I’m glowing.
So my love, on this special day,
Please believe what goes on in my heart.
Know that it’s true; I really love you!
And I’ve loved you this way from the start.
– Karl Fuchs
Poetry For Anniversaries
- On your anniversary,
it’s time to reflect on all the joy
your marriage has brought you over the years.
Remember your wedding day?
Your wedding photos show
your affection, your passion,
the bond you feel with one another.
Since that day,
many more pleasures have come to you
because you chose to love each other.
As you reminisce,
let those fond, happy memories
strengthen your commitment
to love and care for each other…Happy Anniversary!
– Joanna Fuchs
- Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;
Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.
And yet all this comes down when the job’s done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.
So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me
Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.
– Seamus Heaney
- We got married today (number of) years before
My love for you at that time was a little immature
As we are moving forward in this busy life
I am very proud to say that you are my wife
We don’t have anything today from each other to hide
Our false egos therefore now seldom collide
Both of us have left behind our fake impressions
Because life has taught us its reality lessons
We are accepting things as they are unfolding naturally
Peace has been prevailing slowly in our small family
Let us now break all the remaining useless barriers
And just keep our focus on health and children’s careers
All pairs in this world have something very unique
So never think yourself to be comparatively weak
God gives all for which He finds them suitable
No one in this life is perfect and all capable
Our future will be nice; please do not worry
Let us just dance and enjoy our marriage anniversary
– Shishir Kumar Goel
- When I first met you all those years ago,
I fell in love so fast, I knew right then,
You were the one and only one for me;
I’d never have to look for love again.
Each anniversary finds us happier;
You are my light–my moon, my star, my sun.
You show me what real love is all about,
You fill my life with pleasure, joy and fun.
As time goes by, our love grows stronger still.
You’re the most amazing (man/woman) I ever knew.
I prize our anniversaries because
Each year I fall in love again with you.
– Joanna Fuchs
Infographic: Romantic Ways To Celebrate Your Anniversary
The above-mentioned romantic and beautiful wedding anniversary poems are a great way to express your love for your partner. However, if you want to add that extra zing, plan some exciting activities for the celebrations. Check out the infographic below for some ideas to make it a memorable day. Keep scrolling!
Could there be a better way to ignite the romance and reminisce about the multiple years of togetherness on your wedding anniversary than dedicating thoughtful poetry to your spouse? Well, maybe. But it is surely a present that they will keep close to their heart for years. Therefore, you should select or compose a poem closest to your time together and recount all the precious memories you have made as a couple. Furthermore, you can use it as an opportunity to promise many more years of fulfilling love and letting your partner know how grateful and honored you feel to be with them!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you say for a couple’s anniversary?
Commemorate their relationship in a heartfelt note or speech where you reminisce about their ups and downs. Wish them your warmest regards, love, devotion, and happiness, along with your blessings for the many years to come.
How do you write happy anniversaries in short form?
Anniversary can be written in short form as ‘anniv.’ So, you can mention ‘happy anniversary’ as ‘happy anniv.’ in your text or letter.
What do you write for the 50th anniversary?
Make sure you mention the golden anniversary when you talk about the 50th anniversary. Wish the couple good health, happiness, love, and admiration in your note.
Celebrate your special day with beautiful anniversary poems for couples. Enjoy the love of a lifetime with this video of heartfelt words of love for your significant other.