Words are one of the most direct and memorable ways to express one’s love and affection, and wedding anniversaries are among the most romantic of occasions. If you have an upcoming anniversary and are seeking meaningful, rather than material, gift ideas, you might consider a handmade card inscribed with a beautiful poem. We have picked these 25 love poems that go well with a romantic wedding anniversary celebration. Find the one that best captures your relationship and the love you feel for your partner.
- Love Sonnet 18
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
- I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
– Christina Rossetti
- You breathe life into my moments,
Like the fragrance of a rose in a room.
You add color to my life,
Like a rose in a desolate house.
Did I ever say, you protect me?
Like how the thorn of a rose guards the bearer.
Oh, my Rose…
I dream of a moment,
Where I can hold you, embrace you,
And then pull you close, to say softly in your ears,
“My rosette damsel…
You are the most treasured hue in the palette of my life.”
– Platonic Verses
- Every year that I’m with you
Has been better than before;
It’s hard for me to even think
How I could love you more.Every year you’ve graced my life
Has been full of happiness;
I love your caring face, your voice,
Your tender, sweet caress.Every year when this day comes,
I’m filled with love and pleasure;
Happy Anniversary, Love,
My joy, my delight, my treasure.
– Joanna Fuchs
- 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.
– Anita poems
- 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 realize
that a love so deep can harbor 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
- 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
- The day we both walked,
down our wedding aisle.
I couldn’t help
but joyously smile.
My tears of happiness
were so hard to suppress.
My whole life lit up,
the moment you said yes.
We’ve been through,
so much together.
We can outlast,
the harshest cold weather.
I will always love you
and show you respect.
It’s our wedding anniversary,
Let’s spend time and connect.
My smile is peaceful and calm,
while I look straight ahead.
As long as we have each other,
our hearts shall be fed.
Thank you for loving me,
with your heart and soul.
When we are together,
I feel completely whole.
– Anita poems
- Our anniversary means a lot,
Much more than any another 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)
- Whenever I am away from you,
The distance between us
A burdensome thing,
I always think of you in colors
The smell of coffee as you so proudly make it for me,
The perfect sunlight spilling in through window.
I miss you even when you are beside me.
I dream of your body even when you are sleeping in my arms.
The words I love you could never be enough
I suppose we’ll have to invent new ones
– Christopher Poindexter
- I love you
I have loved you,
And I will love you.
Only time will tell how my love manifests itself,
But I can tell you it will never end, and no amount of time can ever change that.
– Alicia N. Green
- You’ve always been the one I counted on,
Through joy and sorrow, laughter, and some tears;
You keep me grounded; you’re my steady rock;
You’re there for me through days and months and years.Your sweet devotion never, ever fails,
No matter what I say or what I do.
Sometimes I wonder what I ever did
To deserve someone as wonderful as you.I love you with a love I can’t control;
I always want to be right by your side.
I want to touch you, kiss you and much more;
My passion for you cannot be denied.Together we are satisfied and blessed;
Our marriage is the very, very best.
– Joanna Fuchs
- Every year, our anniversary
Becomes more and more special
With every passing moment
I find you more adorable
Every year seems to bring
More and more happiness
Every year we seem to make
Memories that are priceless
Every year I thank my fate
For giving you as my hubby
Every year makes me realize
How lucky I am to be your wifey
- So much time has passed, my love,
since we met and married,
so much love each hour, day and minute.
Passion, yes, and also
tender looks, casual caresses, fond words
filling my memories with pleasure forever.
With you, sweetheart, every year,
every anniversary, is the best one yet.
– Joanna Fuchs
- 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
- 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
- Another year to create precious memories together.
Another year to discover new things to enjoy about each other.
Another year to build a life rich in love and laughter.
Another year to strengthen a marriage that defines “forever.”
– Joanna Fuchs
- Ever since the day we met
I knew you were the one for me
Without you, I can’t even imagine
How miserable everything would be
My life’s most beautiful memories are
The ones that I’ve shared with you
Thanks for sticking by through it all
Without you, I wouldn’t know what to do
Happy wedding anniversary, Darling!
- I feel a sense of pride
In raising a toast to that person
Around whom the fairy tale
Of my life has been spun
This journey with you
Has been fun all along
Even while wading through
Rights and wrongs
No matter what
You’ve always been around
Which is why
Happiness is all I’ve found
- On this day, so beautiful and pretty
There’s only one place I want to be
In the cozy comfort of your arms
Lying mesmerized in the web of your charms
Forgetting about all of other life’s petty worries
Reminiscing our love’s wonderful memories
Baby, there is nothing I don’t like about you
I hope that you will forever love me as much as I do
- A cup of tears, a pool of smiles,
Our love is an adventure, such a crazy ride.
Each day not quite the same, always something new,
I never knew love, until I found you.
So many emotions, all mixed into one,
It’s quite the journey, but oh so fun.
We’re a little bit playful, a small bit of sad,
Sometimes we’re naughty, but mostly we’re glad.
It’s all so strange, everything is surreal,
The experiences are amazing, there’s so much to feel.
Fear grips my heart when I think about losing you,
Yet I still give in to my heart, there’s nothing else I can do.
This must be what love is, so strange and so new,
But I wouldn’t trade it for anything, I want nothing but you.
- A rose for every year,
many smiles for every tear
Way more of the first than ever of the latter
What’s deep in our hearts is all that really mattersWe’ve learned a lot, yet still a lot to learn
For that “smile in your eyes” my heart still yearns
Keep giving me a chance to show you my love
We’ve always found a way to rise aboveWe know what we have and we’ve made it this far
We often say to each other just how lucky we are
To have what we have when we look in their eyes
We both know we’ve been given the ultimate prize
A family who cares and can say how they feel
There is no doubt this family is real
It’s a life full of hustle that is crazy sometimes
But I can honestly say these are the “BEST of times”
I’d do it again in a minute, no doubt
You have in your heart what I can’t live without
These last 15 years have been so special to me
I think I see now what everyone else can see
- 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
- 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
- Love you
in ways, you’ve never been loved,
for reasons you’ve never been told,
for longer than you think you deserved,
And with more than you will ever know existed
– Tyler Knott Gregson
Anniversaries are special occasions for reminiscing about the poignant moments you’ve shared with your partner. A homemade note with a few handwritten words of love conveys thoughtfulness and romance unmatched by any material gift.
On your next anniversary, use words to express your heartfelt emotions in a love note your partner will treasure for years to come.