What Are Some Good Engagement Poems?


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Love poems relevant to an engagement include the Sufi poet Rumi's "This Marriage," Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?" and Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds Admit Impediments." The most appropriate engagement poem largely depends on individual choice, relationship and context.

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Both classical and contemporary poems celebrate love and engagement. Romantic poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Percy Shelley, John Keats and Lord Byron are famous for their love poetry. Shakespeare's canon also teems with verses about love and marriage. Examples from modernity include romantic poems such as E.E. Cummings' "somewhere i have traveled, gladly beyond."

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