Friday, February 13, 2009

To My Dear and Loving Husband & More Love Poems

If you’re in love—skip the flowers and the chocolates and the teddy bears—express your romantic feelings with P-O-E-T-R-Y, fellas! Ladies, too!!!

Here, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is my favorite “love” poem for my husband.

To My Dear and Loving Husband

by Anne Bradstreet

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 persever,

That when we live no more we may live ever.


Poetry Valentines—Poems to email and pdf poem valentines that you can print and cut out

Be Mine: Poems for Sweethearts (Includes poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Derek Walcott, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, and e.e. cummings)

Love Poems (Includes links to poems by Paul Laurance Dunbar, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Herrick, Sara Teasdale, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Lord Byron)

More Poems for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Poems from the Poetry Foundation's Online Journal

Valentine Poems for Children by David McCord, Valerie Worth, Jane Yolen, Barbara Juster Esbensen, Jane Yolen, and Shakespeare


At Wild Rose Reader, I have Edward Lear’s ever-popular poem The Owl and the Pussycat and a recommendation for a beautifully illustrated picture book version by Stephane Jorisch.

Kelly Herold has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Big A, little a.


tanita✿davis said...

Oh, I will definitely check out the Valentine's Poems for Children! Cute!

I do love this poem -- just knowing the history of the two of them makes it extra sweet.

Anonymous said...

Anne Bradstreet is one of my favorite poets, and this is one of my favorite poems. Thanks for reminding me of it!