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
1. 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 commitment to 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
2. 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. 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.
4. 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
5. Thank you
For loving me true,
For being no one but you,
For holding my hand
And helping me stand. Thank you
For never giving up
And never getting stuck
In the dark times
Where only love shines. Thank you
For the kind letters
That makes me feel better,
For putting up with me,
And loving what you see.
Now and forever.
Remember, I’ll never
Stop loving you.
What I say is true;
I mean it from my heart,
Even when it’s dark.
I love you.
– Hannah L
6. Like a flash of light your life appeared
With a touch so soft, a voice so sincere
I thought your love would never come my way
But it was worth the wait for that special day.
Now I know nothing will ever tear us apart
My soul is locked and you have the key to my heart
I swear I’ll never think of another girl
No one else matters, you have total control.
I’m a genie in a bottle, so rub me twice
You’ll be my master for all of my life
Your every wish will be my command
We will walk through heaven together, so grab my hand.
I’ll take you on a trip better than any dream
The only guy you’ll ever want will be me.
Love is a war, and I truly surrender
I belong to you, there’s no hidden agenda
I just want to keep you happy till time flies away
I hope you’ll let me do this, please always stay.
We will climb mountains and swim across any sea
Just you and me girl, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
– Benjamin J Hughes
Poems For My Husband
7. 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
8. 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
9. “I want to be your motivation, inspiration, and everything in between.
I want to be the reason for your smile, the one who turns your frown upside down.
I want to be the one you look up to and admire and the one you desire.
The voice in your heart, not your ear, telling you everything that you need.
I want to mean enough to you to be your solution to all life’s ups and downs.
I want you to need me every morning when you wake up, during the day when you have had enough.
I want to feel your excitement to kiss me goodnight after your day has been so rough.
I need and want all these things from you because you’re the only one who gets me through.
I love you more and more each day; it’s true.
You have blessed me with a beautiful life, made together by both of us.
I need all these things from you because my most treasured title is your wife.”
– Marybeth Rausch
10. “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
11. “You’ve been in our lives for so many seasons
I’m pouring my heart out for that very reason
I’ve given you life, my husband and friend
Our love affair shall never end
And though our love has been through the fire
You and only you are my true heart’s desire
I pray for the man that is paving the way
For our children each and every day
A man who is…
A man who’s…
HEROIC, EXCEPTIONALLY RELIABLE
It’s no wonder why God’s on your side
He gave you the strength to father a child
And even when we don’t know what to say
Your wisdom consistently saves the day
I opened my heart to you, simply say…
YOU’RE THE BEST HUSBAND AND DAD”
– Aimee Rice
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
13. “In the darkness of the night, there is only me and you,
We are woven together in our very own cocoon.
I feel your heartbeat against my chest,
I hold you tight as we both rest.
I start to drift off to sleep,
And think of how I turned complete.
I am only complete when you are near,
To lose you someday is my biggest fear.
It takes two halves to make a whole,
My heart and yours, we make one soul.”
– Rahik Thamir
Poetry For Anniversaries
14. 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…
– Joanna Fuchs
15. 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)
Could there be a better way to reminisce 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, 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.