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Anniversary Poems

Anniversary Poems are like paintings in words that bring out what makes the chemistry between the two of you stand the test of time. The best kind of love is the kind that gives you patience to endure life together - life with all its roses and thorns. Each year of togetherness teach you how to complement each other better and keep growing in the process making your relationship more and more special with each passing year.

Poems about Anniversary help you to rekindle your passion. They help you express what your spouse means to you and how much importance you give to your relationship. Simple but heartfelt words of appreciation go a long way to make your partner feel wanted and loved. A relationship never reaches stagnancy as long as the partners do not start taking each other for granted. And open communication is the key to overcome facing a blind lane in your relationship. This is exactly where Anniversary Poems come to play.

These poems celebrate union of two hearts and help you express all the bottled up emotions that you were finding hard to organize and present to your partner. If your sweetheart is artistically inclined, moved by rhythm and rhyming, these beautiful verses will move her/him for sure. Set the right mood for the day - naughty, funny, lovey - dovey or sensual - with the right words and celebrate your love in style. What could be a better Anniversary gift than your love for the love of your life?! Happy Anniversary!

Anniversary Poems for Her/Him

Anniversary Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

ONCE, more, dear friends, you meet beneath
A clouded sky:
Not yet the sword has found its sheath,
And on the sweet spring airs the breath
Of war floats by.
Yet trouble springs not from the ground,
Nor pain from chance;
The Eternal order circles round,
And wave and storm find mete and bound
In Providence.
Full long our feet the flowery ways
Of peace have trod,
Content with creed and garb and phrase:
A harder path in earlier days
Led up to God.
Too cheaply truths, once purchased dear,
Are made our own;
Too long the world has smiled to hear
Our boast of full corn in the ear
By others sown;
To see us stir the martyr fires
Of long ago,
And wrap our satisfied desires
In the singed mantles that our sires
Have dropped below.
But now the cross our worthies bore
On us is laid;
Profession's quiet sleep is o'er,
And in the scale of truth once more
Our faith is weighed.
The cry of innocent blood at last
Is calling down
An answer in the whirlwind-blast,
The thunder and the shadow cast
From Heaven's dark frown.

Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose Worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom:
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Another wonderful year we've spent together

"Another wonderful year we've spent together
In the years ahead - may our love last forever;
There's been the ugly, the good and the "bad",
But despite all of this - our love's no passing fad.
We've seen each other bleary-eyed with messed up hair,
Witnessed momentary irritation and felt no despair;
Then there's been shopping sprees with money unaccounted,
And sport watching fanaticism - with no one feeling affronted.
We've had the, "Does this make my bum look fat?" question,
And fifth amendment answers - some things not worth the mention;
Toothpaste caps left off and the toilet seat positioning...
squabbles over laundry and trash and dry cleaning for fetching.
But, my dear...for better or worse we made our promise,
And magical moments surpass the inevitable crisis;
So Happy Anniversary my lover and my friend,
My appreciation, my love...my heart to you I send!"

Best Tips for writing Anniversary Poems

Stick to What You Know

Don’t worry too much about getting into long technical details – it doesn’t matter if you are doing a haiku or a limerick – and write the way that feels most natural to you.  This might mean rhyming couplets or a complex sonnet.
You want to the words to sound like something you might say on your own as opposed to a group of lines plucked from Victorian England, so begin throwing out ideas and let your mind run for a while.  You might be surprised what you find.

Get Help When You Need It

Trying to figure out the best way to fit your lover’s taste for orange juice in and still make a reference to a tendency to devour chicken pot pie?
Look into websites that provide rhyming dictionaries to help you find the inspiration to make something unique.  This will not only help you finish a couple of hard-to-work-out lines, but it might give you the burst of mental energy required to add on another stanza or two.  You never know!

Don’t Feel Like You Have to Say Everything

Let your thoughts flow naturally.  You might have hundreds or things you want to fit into your poem, but that doesn’t mean you must do so!  There will be plenty for you and your sweetie to talk about after it’s been read – reminiscing about old times, thinking toward the future – and you don’t want to lay all that out.
Stick to a handful of lines (roughly 12, but 20 at the most), then bring it to a close.  Your goal is not to recreate the story of your relationship as long as Epic of Gilgamesh or The Iliad.

Have Fun

Look, if you are reading this, chances are pretty good you aren’t a professional.  Your work isn’t going to be sold by a greeting card company or written about in literature magazines – that alleviates all the pressure to perform a miracle!
Just throw caution to the wind and let your imagination run wild.  Your dearest will love what you come up with regardless of how clumsy it is, so be as funny or sweet as you like.  Your only task is to celebrate the love the two of you have worked so hard to maintain and grow over the years.  Just do it!

Presenting the Anniversary Poem

There are several ways by which you can wish the anniversary couple or your special someone: Some of which are:
  1. Record the anniversary poem in your voice in a Compact disk (CD)
  2. Call the person and narrate the poem
  3. Send the anniversary poems via Email or text messages
  4. Write it in a beautiful card and gift it.
  5. Decorate the room with beautiful romantic anniversary poems.