MARRIAGE POEMS

Call It A Good Marriage
Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
Her warmth, his masculinity,
Their interlocking views;
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Robert Graves
Marriage A-La-Mode
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now
When passion is decay'd?
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John Dryden
Marriage à-la-Mode
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now
When passion is decay'd?
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John Dryden
A Marriage-Table
THERE was a marriage-table where One sate,
Haply, unnoticed, till they craved His aid:
Thenceforward does it seem that He has made
All virtuous marriage-tables consecrate:
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Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Why Should A Foolish Marriage Vow
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now
When passion is decay'd?
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John Dryden
Song From Marriage-A-La-Mode
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
Oblige us to each other now,
When passion is decayed?
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John Dryden
Given in Marriage unto Thee
817

Given in Marriage unto Thee
Oh thou Celestial Host-
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Emily Dickinson
Different
Think different
before marriage love yourself
after marriage love your hubby & yf
this choice is yours.
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Nusra Sharin Sweetie
On Marriage.
Whom Love has joined no man may put asunder,
And he has never joined those who can part:
Marriage is this, no more, howe'er priests moan;
The rest is words, mere words, and custom's vapour
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Robert Crawford
The Ache Of Marriage
The ache of marriage:

thigh and tongue, beloved,
are heavy with it,
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Denise Levertov
I Do, I Will, I Have
How wise I am to have instructed the butler
to instruct the first footman to instruct the second
footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage;
I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage.
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Ogden Nash
Mrs. Purkapile
He ran away and was gone for a year.
When he came home he told me the silly story
Of being kidnapped by pirates on Lake Michigan
And kept in chains so he could not write me.
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Edgar Lee Masters
Given In Marriage Unto Thee
817

Given in Marriage unto Thee
Oh thou Celestial Host—
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Emily Dickinson
The Fairy
รข??COME hither, my Sparrows,
My little arrows.
If a tear or a smile
Will a man beguile,
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William Blake
Sonnet Cxvi: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
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William Shakespeare
Sonnet 116: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
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William Shakespeare
Sonnets Cxvi: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
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William Shakespeare
Marriage
LOVE springs as lightly from the human heart
As springs the lovely rose upon the brier,
Which turns the common hedge to floral fire,
As Love wings Time with rosy-feathered dart.
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Mathilde Blind
Marriage
Then Almitra spoke again and said, 'And what of Marriage, master?'

And he answered saying:

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Khalil Gibran
The Lottery
"Young fellow, listen to a friend:
Beware of wedlock - 'tis a gamble,
It's MAN who holds the losing end
In every matrimonial scramble."
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Robert William Service

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