The Anniversary
Poems by John Donne

The Anniversary - Poems by John Donne

All kings, and all their favourites,
All glory of honours, beauties, wits,
The sun it self, which makes time, as they pass,
Is elder by a year now than it was
When thou and I first one another saw.
All other things to their destruction draw,
Only our love hath no decay;
This no to-morrow hath, nor yesterday;
Running it never runs from us away,
But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.

Two graves must hide thine and my corse;
If one might, death were no divorce.
Alas ! as well as other princes, we
Who prince enough in one another be—
Must leave at last in death these eyes and ears,
Oft fed with true oaths, and with sweet salt tears;
But souls where nothing dwells but love
All other thoughts being inmates...then shall prove
This or a love increasèd there above,
When bodies to their graves, souls from their graves remove.

And then we shall be throughly blest;
But now no more than all the rest.
Here upon earth we're kings, and none but we
Can be such kings, nor of such subjects be.
Who is so safe as we? where none can do
Treason to us, except one of us two.
True and false fears let us refrain,
Let us love nobly, and live, and add again
Years and years unto years, till we attain
To write threescore; this is the second of our reign.
- John Donne


Quotes

But I do nothing upon myself,
and yet am mine own executioner.
- Quote by John Donne

Death be not proud, though some have
called thee Mighty and dreadful,
for thou art not so. For, those,
whom thou think'st
thou dost overthrow.
Die not, poor death,
nor yet canst thou kill me.
- Quote by John Donne


Marriage Romance
Romantic Love And Marriage

Index

ROMANTIC
LOVE SECRETS

The Best Of Love,
Passion, And Romance

The Anniversary - Poems by John Donne




 

Marriage Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Songs| Meaning Of Wedding Flowers| The Wedding Night| Wedding Vows - Wedding Vow Examples| Bride and Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days| Wedding Wind| The Tin Wedding Whistle| Always Marry An April Girl| Bridal Song| Quotes About Marriage| Mail Order Brides Only Requirement - Teeth| Marriage Romance - Romantic Love| Wedding Romance - Romantic Love| Blessings For A Happy Marriage| Marriage In The Bible - Verses On Marriage| Why Marriage?| Marriage Advice| The Art Of A Good Marriage| Marriage - The Circle Of Love| Never Marry But For Love| The Key To Love - Forever Love| Til Death Do Us Part| Foundations Of Marriage| Marriage Morning| Kahlil Gibran On Marriage| Quotes About Marriage| A Word to Husbands| Given In Marriage Unto Thee| To My Dear and Loving Husband| To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband| Any Wife To Any Husband| Mail Order Brides Only Requirement - Teeth| Wedding Superstitions Traditions Customs| The Anniversary| Sensual Quotations With Vintage Pictures| Falling In Love Quotes| Quotes About Marriage| In Love Quotes| Romantic Quotes| Quotes About Romance| Quotes About Making Love| Quotes About Kissing| Quotes About Kisses| Quotes About Heart| Rose Quotes| Love Quotes