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33 Anniversary Love Poems To Celebrate Your Special Day

Looking to do something special for your spouse on your upcoming anniversary?

Wedding anniversaries are without a doubt one of the most important days of the year for any loving couple. And if you’ve been with your S/O for a while now, the typical dine-out may have become routine at this point. What can you do to mix things up?

Well, how about we start by going back to the roots of romance? Romantic poetry – something that isn’t as popular as it used to be, but has the potential to pack a punch when presented at the perfect time. Sending your precious other an intimate text message is romantic, but pretty generic if you think about it.

If you really want to let them know how much you love and appreciate them, take the extra effort to write down your feelings in the form of poetry on a gift card and hand it over to them in person. A bold yet sweet act of affection like this will leave your partner with butterflies in their stomach!

Unfortunately, not all of us are poetic geniuses. This is why we’ve gathered for you a list of 33 of the most romantic Anniversary Love poems for you to draw inspiration from:

Best Anniversary Love Poems

1.) Happy Anniversary

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 love you even 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.
In you I saw the utmost happiness that could ever be,
even more so on the day you and I became “we.”
I can still smile and say with love and truth, “Honey, I love you. Happy Anniversary.”

– Kirk A. Finney

2.) Anniversary

It started with a simple ring,
You became husband and wife,
You progressed to being parents
And you’re still best friends for life.

You’ve traveled through life together
Enjoying years of wedded bliss
We congratulate you on reaching the Golden
And we toast your happiness.

– Jon Bratton

3.) I Loved You First

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 Rosetti

4.) Together

The day we both walked,
down our wedding isle.
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

5.) More Time, More Love

Our (number of years) anniversary, Love,
Brings feelings of delight,
Thoughts of pleasure that you give me
Every day and every night.

I’m grateful for each day and hour;
I thank the Lord above
For giving me the precious gift:
Of your deep, enduring love.

As our lives go on and on,
One thing is always true:
To the very end, I’ll always wish
For more time, more love with you.

– Joanna Fuchs

6.) Love Story

No other love story
could compare
to the love story
that you and I are so lucky to share.
(Years) ago today
We finally said, “I do”
And that’s when all of
our wildest dreams came true.
Happy Anniversary!
I love you!

– Unknown

7.) Bedouin Love Song

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
’Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old.

– Bayard Taylor

8.) Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

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

9.) Diamond Wedding Anniversary

It started with a simple ring, many years ago,
And now you have a treasure chest that’s begun to overflow.
For 25 years of married bliss, much silver did you store,
And then you reached your 40th, with ruby stones galore!
You traveled through life to 50 years of happily wedded bliss
Your treasure grew with golden gifts, to toast your happiness
And now you’ve reached that special day, that’s only seen by few
60 years together, now it’s diamonds for both of you.
But the treasure that you value most isn’t jewels, silver, or gold
But the love you have for each other, which has never grown old!
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary

– Unknown

10.) Thank You

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 make me feel better,
For putting up with me,
And loving what you see.

Thank you
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.
THANK YOU!

– Hannah L.

11.) Scaffolding

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

12.) To My Dear And Loving Husband

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

13.) With You By My Side

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.

– William Shakespeare

14.) Our Love

L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way.
O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me every day.
V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend.
E is for ‘eternity,’ a love that has no end.

– John P. Read

15.) Wedding Anniversary

Do you know how important you are to my life?
How you have brought me great joy as a mother and wife?

Do you know your expressions of kindness and praise
Have encouraged me so and brought warmth to my days?

I am so proud and grateful for all that you have done
As you have helped make our marriage a happy one.

And I want you to know that for all of our life
You’ll be needed and cherished and loved by your wife.

– Ralph T. Crosley

16.) Untitled

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.

– Seamus Heaney

17.) Our Love Still Grows

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 & Karl Fuchs

18.) How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

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 …

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

19.) Anniversary

Like a flash of light your life appeared
With a touch so soft, a voice so sincere
I thought your love would never come my way
But it was worth the wait for that special day.
Now I know nothing will ever tear us apart
My soul is locked and you have the key to my heart
I swear I’ll never think of another girl
No one else matters, you have total control.
I’m a genie in a bottle, so rub me twice
You’ll be my master for all of my life
Your every wish will be my command
We will walk through heaven together, so grab my hand.
I’ll take you on a trip better than any dream
The only guy you’ll ever want will be me.
Love is a war, and I truly surrender
I belong to you, there’s no hidden agenda
I just want to keep you happy till time flies away
I hope you’ll let me do this, please always stay.
We will climb mountains and swim across any sea
Just you and me girl, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

– Benjamin J. Hughes

20.) Words Of Love

If I had the words to describe my feelings for you
I would be the happiest man in the universe
But words seem to fail me time and time again
So I have to settle for the words in this verse

Your touch, your smile, your presence and soul
Mesmerize and entangle me completely
If I had but one ambition, one utter goal
It would be to stay by your side for eternity.

– Unknown

21.) To My Wife

On this day we said our vows.
Now is a time to say just how
Much I appreciate you.

God-crafted for me alone,
You’ve done so well to make our home
A place of nurture and love.

Smoothing out my obtuse corners,
You help to make our family warmer
To the people who surround us.

I love you as much as on day one,
Even though many years have gone
By in the blink of a moment.

I am so happy I have years more
To be with you and to adore…
You.

– Jerry Boettcher

22.) Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

I 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
inside
me.

– Tyler Knott Gregson

23.) Untitled

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.

– Alicia N. Green

24.) The Present

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

25.) Untitled

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

26.) Wish I Could Find The Words

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

27.) For Her

Your lips so soft and red,
the thought of kissing you is stuck in my head.
Your beauty so bright and warm,
shining through the darkest storm.
Your eyes sparkle like stars in the night sky.
When I stare into them I feel like I am soaring high.
My love for you is pure and true.
I never stop thinking of you.
The sound of your voice saying, “I love you,” makes my heart pound,
because I know my one and only I’ve truly found.
I promise to love you for every moment of forever,
and when everything else crumbles, I will never.
I am your armor to protect you from harm,
like you are to me, a lucky charm.
For you are my heart, my soul.
Baby, you are my whole world.

– Jamie Emm

28.) Anniversary Glow

My own sweetheart,
My darling love,
You’re like an angel
From heaven above.

Our anniversary
Has a special glow,
Because you’re mine,
And I love you so!

– Joanna Fuchs

29.) Untitled

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

30.) Love in Poems

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

31.) Celebrate

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 splendour.

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

32.) On A Wedding Anniversary

The sky is torn across
This ragged anniversary of two
Who moved for three years in tune
Down the long walks of their vows.

Now their love lies a loss
And Love and his patients roar on a chain;
From every tune or crater
Carrying cloud, Death strikes their house.

Too late in the wrong rain
They come together whom their love parted:
The windows pour into their heart
And the doors burn in their brain

– Dylan Thomas

33.) Anniversary

So the light falls, and so it fell
on branched leaved with flocking birds.
Loght stole a citys weight to swell
the coloured lofe of stone. Your words
hung weightless in my ear: Remember me.

All words except those words were drowned
in the fresh babbling rush of spring.
In summer’s dream-filled light one sound
echoed through all the whispering
galleries of green: Remember me.

Rods of light point home the flocking
starlings to wintry trees, and turn
stone into golden ochre, locking
the orbit of my pain. I learn
the weight of light and stone. Remember me.

– Gwen Harwood

Summary

And that concludes our list. How did you like our collection of the 33 most romantic Anniversary Poems? We hope you found the perfect poem to use on your upcoming anniversary. Remember that you can write down any of these poems as they are on a gift card. Add some red roses to the mix, and you’ll have a romantic gift with apparent thought put behind it.

Extravagant dinners and expensive gifts are great and all, but expressing your love via heartfelt poetry will do a much better job of conveying your emotions.