Famous Poets - Free Anniversary Poems
Free anniversary poems is a collection of love poems by famous authors. Find something suitable to give to your spouse, or to the happy couple - such as your parents.
"If Thou Must Love Me"
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
"I love her for her smile...her look...her way of speaking
For a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day."
For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or
changed for thee--and love so wrought may be unwrought so.
Neither love me for thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry-
A creature might forget to weep, who bore their comfort long,
their love thereby
But love me for love's sake, that evermore thou mayst love on,
Through love's eternity.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
On which we strew
Petal by petal the flower of our heart;
The end lost in dream,
They float past our view,
We only watch their glad, early start.
Freighted with hope,
My lady's presence makes the roses red
My lady's presence makes the roses red,
Dear, I to thee this diamond commend
In which a model of thyself I send.
How just unto thy joints this circlet sitteth,
So just thy face and shape my fancy fitteth.
The touch will try this ring of purest gold,
My touch tries thee, as pure though softer mold.
That metal precious is, the stone is true,
As true, and then how much more precious you.
The gem is clear, and hath nor needs no foil,
Thy face, nay more, thy fame is free from soil.
You'll deem this dear, because from me you have it,
I deem your faith more dear, because you gave it.
This pointed diamond cuts glass and steel,
Your love's like force in my firm heart I feel.
But this, as all things else, time wastes with wearing,
Where you my jewels multiply with bearing.
~ Sir John Harrington
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