Engagement Poetry and Sayings
to Inspire Your Poems
Engagement poetry is easy to create on your own by using a few simple guidelines. Think of the sentiment you would like to express, then freely write down your feelings. Remember, good poetry is not written, it is rewritten. Give yourself plenty of time in advance of when you plan on "using" your poetry (say, for an invitation or event).
Short Engagement PoemsBe my family without delay,
Let's not waste a single day
Nothing to prove; let us be one
Be my family, be my home.
There by the alter,
I'll kiss you dear,
We'll tie the knot,
I'll draw you near.
From a secret room in my soul,
I hear your soft voice call,
There's no way to secure
My heart from love's sweet fall.
We're newly engaged,
and excited to state,
That we're planning to marry
We've set the date!
An engagement is a time excitement,
when joy swells and love grows deep.
Plans, parties, and friends are about
You're reminded of those you cannot live without.
It doesn't matter if the words rhyme or not; but much like music, engagement poems should have rhythm. Break your sentences into a structure that indicates a beat when read aloud. This structure can be in the form of a haiku, iambic pentameter, or any rhythmic structure you like.
Engagement poems can sound harmonious when the rhythm of one sentence matches the rhythm of the next. Read aloud naturally, and keep track of the number of emphasized beats (the syllables that get the accent, in other words).
One strategy is to match the number of these emphasized beats in the first, second and forth lines of a four line poem, and to have 2 more beats (or so) in the third line. If this sounds too "sing-songy" to you, then try a variation that only approximates it. Read aloud to a good friend and get input.
If rhyming is important to you, you must be creative in your use of words. In addition to finding synonyms to make sentences rhyme, try flipping your sentence around if necessary. Remember that poetry is a free form of writing, so the sentence structure is not strict.
Engagement poetry and engagement sayings serve many uses. Engagement poetry can be used for:
- Engagement party invitation wording.
- Engagement gift ideas created from poetry.
- Engagement toasts at your engagement party.
- Engagement proposals.
Look for fantastic examples of engagement poetry and sayings in love poems by great poets: Keats, Browning, and Shakespeare. View our list of love quotes that make beautiful engagement sayings.
We also have a fun love quotes game, available on our sister site, BacheloretteDegrees.com.
Love Quotes Game
A short love poem, whether it is humorous or heartfelt, is a nice way to commemorate your engagement memories. They can be incorporated into your engagement party invitation wording to express the style of engagement party you're hosting.
See our engagement party invitation wording page for a few examples of how to incorporate engagement poems into the invitation.
Remember, while the poem you create yourself may not be perfect, if it says how you feel to someone you love, they will find it something to cherish because it is from your heart.
Here's another ideas for a personally written gift that doesn't require any knowledge of iambic pentameter and that your betrothed will never forget: create a love chest for your sweetheart.
Write 365 individual love notes and place them in the chest, jar or tin so that your loved one can read a new one each day of the year.
If you're searching for the perfect words for an engagement toast, famous engagement sayings, and engagement poetry are a fantastic way to add eloquence to your toast. Use our engagement toast guideline to help you formulate a well thought out engagement toast.
Finally, what woman would forget the engagement poem her husband recited the night he proposed? The poem could certainly be included throughout the theme of the engagement and wedding.
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