24 Beautiful And Romantic Wedding Anniversary Poems

Set the romantic tone and commemorate your relationship milestone with a beautiful, timeless poem.

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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!

Best Anniversary Poems

Best heartfelt wedding anniversary poems
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  1. Thirty one and a half million seconds
    We’ve been married for.
    Just one year in, I’m looking forward to
    Another 60 plus years more.
    – Jon Bratton
  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 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

  1. 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

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  1. 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)

  1. 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

  1. I have thought

my entire life

I needed


or mountains

or magnificent

city lights

to be happy.

Truth is:

I do not

care where

I am

as long

as I have


— Christopher Poindexter

  1. 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

became “We.”

I can still smile and say with love and truth

Honey, I love you…Happy Anniversary.

– Kirk A. Finney

  1. Because—

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—

—Of Talk—

There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—

Because He’s Sunrise—and I see—


I love Thee—

– Emily Dickinson

  1. Once I knew you

I never wanted

to know anyone else.

–  Leo Christopher

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Poems For My Husband

Best wedding anniversary poems for your husband
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  1. My love for you is like the raging sea,
    So powerful and deep it will forever be.
    Through storm, wind, and heavy rain,
    It will withstand every pain.
    Our hearts are so pure and love so sweet.
    I love you more with every heartbeat!

– Elaine Chetty

  1. 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

  1. I love you,
    in ways
    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

  1. “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

  1. “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

  1. 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

  1. 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.

— Atticus

  1. Brighter than fireflies upon the Uji River

Are your words in the dark, Beloved.

– Amy Lowell

  1. 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

  1. 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

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Poetry For Anniversaries

Poetry for wedding anniversary
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  1. Celebrate our anniversary – can’t you see

tonight the snowy night of our first winter

comes back again in every road and tree –

that winter night of diamantine splendor.

Steam is pouring out of yellow stables,

the Moika river’s sinking under snow,

the moonlight’s misted as it is in fables,

and where we are heading – I don’t know.

There are icebergs on the Marsovo Pole.

The Lebyazh’ya’s crazed with crystal art…..

Whose soul can compare with my soul,

if joy and fear are in my heart? –

And if your voice, a marvellous bird’s,

quivers at my shoulder, in the night,

and the snow shines with a silver light,

warmed by a sudden ray, by your words?

– Anna Akhmatova

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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!

romantic ways to celebrate your anniversary (infographic)

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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.

Key Takeaways

  • Expressing gratitude and admiration for your partner through poetry underscores the depth of your appreciation, conveying how privileged and honored you feel to have them by your side.
  • Wedding anniversary poems offer a deeply sentimental and personalized way to express love and commitment for your spouse, capturing the essence of your unique journey together.
  • Through carefully chosen or crafted verses, couples can reminisce about cherished memories and milestones, celebrating the enduring bond forged over years of companionship against all odds.

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Sneha has a master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hyderabad, a professional Relationship Coach diploma, and over four years of experience in writing. She writes about relationships and lifestyle.Sneha began her career as an instructional designer, shifted to freelance technical and research writing, and self-published a novella on the theme of adolescent mental health.

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