Use these anniversary poems to express congratulations, to express love and happiness, and to say I love you and appreciate you to those with who you are celebrating.
An anniversary is a time to recognize the good and happy times while recognizing the
times of challenge that have been overcome. Many times old photos and stories
come to light as we look back over the years, but it is also a time for renewal and looking forward. You may also find the words you are looking for in our collection of
Wedding Anniversary Quotes.
You must be very happy
As you start another year,
And may it bring you both the things
You hold especially dear,
Including love and laughter,
Best of health for both of you,
And, always, lots of happiness
In everything you do.
Twelve years of sunshine and of storms
Since first our lives were joined in one;
But had the sky no threatening clouds,
We would forget to prize the sun.
With life one joyous summer-day,
And, gliding down life's quiet stream,
We would not note our rapid flight
Were there no landmarks by the way.
I would not call to memory now
The sorrows of those vanished years
(Our steps led through affliction's path,
Bordered by bitter falling tears);
But I would have you think today
Of all that made life seem most dear,
Of hopes that tint with pleasing ray
The prospects of the coming year.
It seems that those who love are doomed
Affliction's bitterest cup to drain,
As if they with their mutual strength
Were better formed to bear the pain;
Or it may be, had fortune smiled,
Our love with years had colder grown:
Yours might have followed fancy's paths,
And I have doubted e'en my own.
Perhaps that Fate has been more kind
Than we, dear heart, shall ever know;
The purest gem may worthless seem
If scanned by firelight's fitful glow.
Then at our lot we'll not repine,
Though cold and dreary seem the way,
But journey on, heart joined to heart,
Until we find the perfect day.