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Engagement Poems

Are you finally getting engaged to the person with whom you have always dreamt to be with? The day has finally come and you want to express your excitement about the whole thing. This is the day you have waited for years. And now that it has come, there is no better way to express your joy but to let your near and dear ones know how you feel about getting engaged. So, how will you let out your feelings? Engagement poems can be a good way of putting your message across. This is because engagement poems have always had a close association with love.

Engagement poems- a good way of expressing your boundless joy
Getting engaged to someone means you are taking vows that you will be spending the rest of the life together ("Till death do us apart"). The language of poetry is universal. And you will find a poem for every occasion. Similarly, if you want to grace the occasion of your engagement with poetry, engagement poems can be of immense help to you.

Use engagement poems to make an announcement
Engagement poems can be of two types. They can be used to announce an engagement or can be used to grace the occasion. Depending on the mood, engagement poems can be funny, romantic and one depicting celebration.

If you are planning to use these poems on an engagement card, make sure you choose just those lines that will reflect the message you want to convey. If you don't want your engagement card to have engagement poems printed on it because you want something that is short and sweet, you can opt for engagement quotation instead.

Just as there are poems for every occasion, engagement poems have gained immense popularity over the years. These poems have become popular not only among the youngsters but the elderly are quite enthusiastic too.

Write engagement poems for your beloved
Engagement is an event that brings 2 souls together for the entire lifetime. It is an event that is cherished by all. If you have the skill, you can write a small engagement poem on your own. This can be a gift from you to your beloved.

Adorn your engagement with engagement poems and leave a lasting impression of a lifetime. Make your engagement a memorable one so that when you are old and you recall your engagement, you will still have a broad smile on your face.

Love by Charles Harpur

My soul is raying like a star,
My heart is happier than a bird,
And all because, through fortune's jar,
I hear one little word.

I feel as if all life and might
Had started on a loftier course,
As if all passion and delight
Were deepened at the source.

I feel as if the very air
Was breathed from out the heart of love,
And in my heart, still rapture rare,
Sat brooding like a dove.

O beauty! Even through a word
What powers are thine to raise and bless!
O love! A seraph's voice is heard
In thy confiding Yes!

Love is God's messenger divine,
And nature, tending up to God,
Shall breathe His clear air pure and fine
Whatever love hath trod.

An Answer by Ada Cambridge

Thy love I am. Thy wife I cannot be,
To wear the yoke of servitude - to take
Strange, unknown fetters that I cannot break
On soul and flesh that should be mine, and free.
Better the woman's old disgrace for me
Than this old sin - this deep and dire mistake;
Better for truth and honour and thy sake -
For the pure faith I give and take from thee.

I know thy love, and love thee all I can -
I fain would love thee only till I die;
But I may some day love a better man,
And thou may'st find a fitter mate than I;
Some want, some chill, may steal 'twixt heart and heart.
And then we must be free to kiss and part.

After the Engagement by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Well, Mabel, 'tis over and ended-
The ball I wrote was to be;
And oh! it was perfectly splendid-
If you could have been here to see.
I've a thousand things to write you
That I know you are wanting to hear,
And one, that is sure to delight you-
I am wearing Joe's diamond, my dear!

Yes, mamma is quite ecstatic
That I am engaged to Joe;
She thinks I am rather erratic,
And feared that I might say "no."
But, Mabel, I'm twenty-seven
(Though nobody dreams it, dear),
And a fortune like Joe's isn't given
To lay at one's feet each year.

You know my old fancy for Harry-
Or, at least, I am certain you guessed
That it took all my sense not to marry
And go with that fellow out west.
But that was my very first season-
And Harry was poor as could be,
And mamma's good practical reason
Took all the romance out of me.

She whisked me off over the ocean,
And had me presented at court,
And got me all out of the notion
That ranch life out west was my forte.
Of course I have never repented-
I'm not such a goose of a thing;
But after I had consented
To Joe-and he gave me the ring-

I felt such a queer sensation.
I seemed to go into a trance,
Away from the music's pulsation,
Away from the lights and the dance.
And the wind o'er the wild prairie
Seemed blowing strong and free,
And it seemed not Joe, but Harry
Who was standing there close to me.

And the funniest feverish feeling
Went up from my feet to my head,
With little chills after it stealing-
And my hands got as numb as the dead.
A moment, and then it was over:
The diamond blazed up in my eyes,
And I saw in the face of my lover
A questioning, strange surprise.

Maybe 'twas the scent of the flowers,
That heavy with fragrance bloomed near,
But I didn't feel natural for hours;
It was odd now, wasn't it, dear?
Write soon to your fortunate Clara
Who has carried the prize away,
And say you'll come on when I marry;
I think it will happen in May.