If my lover were a comet
Hung in air,
I would braid my leaping body
In his hair.
Yea, if they buried him ten leagues
Beneath the loam,
My fingers they would learn to dig
And I’d plunge home!
Sometimes reflective, recollecting the years spent together, the anniversary poem marks the passage of time, and the couple that endured it, for better and for worse. Browse our selection of poems on the subject.
|2016||After the First Child, the Second||Mary Austin Speaker|
|1 Corinthians 13:4–7|
|1914||[Again and again, even though we know love’s landscape]||Rainer Maria Rilke|
|1978||Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem III]||Adrienne Rich|
|1942||Tin Wedding Whistle||Ogden Nash|
|1978||Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem II]||Adrienne Rich|
|1986||On Marriage||Marilyn Hacker|
|2012||Their Secret Was||Jalal al-Din Rumi|