A Poem about the Silver Wedding Anniversary

Here’s a great poem about the Silver Wedding Anniversary. 

The Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrates 25 years of marriage in the US and Great Britain.  People often give gifts of silver objects and use silver decorations at parties.  I thought this was a sweet poem for those celebrating.  Shouldn’t we all feel this way after 25 years?!

Note: The poet John Godfrey Saxe lived from 1816 – 1887.  So this poem is a little old-fashioned.  That’s why there’s the line: "Do you think, my dear John, you could ever obtain another so fond and so faithful as I, Should you purchase a wig, and go courting again?" Of course, men don’t wear wigs nowadays to go courting!  But bear with this poem, it’s poignant in the end.

You can hear 3 versions of this poem below…

MP3 Recording of The Silver Wedding

MP3 Recording #2 of The Silver Wedding

MP3 Recording #3 of The Silver Wedding

The Silver Wedding
By John Godfrey Saxe

A wedding of Silver!—and what shall we do?"
I said in response to my excellent spouse,
Who hinted, this morning, we ought to renew
According to custom, our conjugal vows.

“I wouldn’t much mind it, now—if—and suppose—
The bride were a blooming—Ah! well—on my life,
I think—to be candid—(don’t turn up your nose!)
That every new wedding should bring a new wife!”

“And what if it should?” was the laughing reply;
“Do you think, my dear John, you could ever obtain
Another so fond and so faithful as I,
Should you purchase a wig, and go courting again?”

“Ah! darling,” I answered, “’tis just as you say;”
And clasping a waist rather shapely than small,
I kissed the dear girl in so ardent a way
You wouldn’t have guessed we were married at all!

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