7 Marriage Proposal Ideas From Poems, Because Poetry Is The Language Of Love
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It turns out, the Internet has a lot to say about marriage proposals. Whether it's "This Is What The Ideal Marriage Proposal Looks Like" or "What Women Really Want From Their Marriage Proposals," guides to popping the question with panache are superabundant. While many of these guides focus on scheming up original proposal scenarios, fewer of them focus on the actual words the proposer uses. And if you're over here reading about Books, odds are those words are pretty important to you and your loved one.

In fact, few words might be as important as those you hear in the proposal. Call me overly symbolic, but I believe a proposal sets an important tone for a couple. Yes, divorce rates are falling (but marriage might not be as popular as it once was), but the language of committing to another person is still paramount. And what better way to be deliberate about your words than by quoting a poem?

So rather than worrying about orchestrating "the best marriage proposal ever," choose your words... and carefully. After all, marriage is built on communication. A nuanced, thoughtful, and romantic poem in your proposal just may be prelude to a blissful happily ever after.

1"Valentine" by Donald Britton

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2"Marriage of Many Years" by Dana Gioia

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3"Close close all night / the lovers keep" by Elizabeth Bishop

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4"And the Grass Did Grow" by Ralph Angel

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5"An Explanation of Doily" by Gwyneth Lewis

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6"Spring" by Sumita Chakraborty

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7"Your Feet" by Pablo Neruda

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