Poem Sampler

Poems for Long-term Relationships

Poems to help fan the embers.

by Nathaniel Herrmann

1. “Faults” by Sara Teasdale
You live in a world where nobody is perfect. Everyone has defining Faults. Here’s to appreciating your loved one for all his or her eccentricities.

2. “The Orchard Flower” by Sam Hamill
Love, like the orchid, can miraculously blossom even when it shows no signs of life. Hamill advises us never to take these natural wonders for granted and to appreciate the beautiful simplicity of life.

3. “Choice” by J. V. Cunningham
Cunningham believes love is more than “vain delights.” Love is about a working relationship, and this is a poem about making a relationship work.

4. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
One must be devoted to value love over “mines of gold.” Anne Bradstreet shows that she knows something about true love in this, the ultimate devotion poem.

Originally Published: February 13, 2007

COMMENTS (3)

On May 25, 2007 at 8:10am AMAMDA LEE wrote:
I ENJOY READING POETRY BECAUSE IT LETS YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF TRUE LOVE AND SHOWS YOU EVERY SIDE OF LOVE AND EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFRENT POINT OF VIEW OF LOVE.NOT ALL LOVE IS WHAT YOU EXPECT IT TO BE.IF YOUR SOMEONE WHO THINKS LOVE IS ALWAYS PERFECT?YOUR WRONG.THERES ALWAYS LOVE HATE DISHONESTY UNDKINDNESS AND HURT.FOR ME I HAVE ALL OF IT AND AT TIMES I DONT .BUT DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART LOVE IS A GIFT.

On August 29, 2007 at 11:04am Marilyn Anderson wrote:
I'm looking for the author of a poem that
includes a line that is approximately:
"come be my love. the best is yet to come."
HELP AND THANKS

On December 21, 2007 at 11:57am nancy wrote:
all of theae beutiful poets are incedible

though i might not know how to write one but all of my words come from the heart!!

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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