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.
|2002||Earth Tremors Felt in Missouri||Mona Van Duyn|
|2002||Couple Sharing a Peach||Molly Peacock|
|1996||When a Woman Loves a Man||David Lehman|
|1991||Francesco and Clare||David St. John|
|1990||Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses||Alberto Ríos|
|1976||Man and Wife||Robert Lowell|
|1975||The Storm||Theodore Roethke|
|1969||A Man Meets a Woman in the Street||Randall Jarrell|
|1964||The Elephant is Slow to Mate||D. H. Lawrence|
|1921||The Desolate Field||William Carlos Williams|