Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Listen online to the first chapters of this audiobook!
All characters reduced
Fifty Shades of Marriage - 50 of the best poems about marriage - cover

Fifty Shades of Marriage - 50 of the best poems about marriage

Edna St. Vincent Millay, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ambrose Bierce, Thomas Hardy, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Coventry Patmore, Edward Lear, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Emily Pauline Johnson, Anna Wickham, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Narrator Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf

Publisher: The Copyright Group

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0


‘From this day forward…’ are words intoned in every conventional marriage ceremony as two people interweave their lives with all its plans, its hopes and dreams on a love-strewn path to the future, even eternity.  From here life has its own way of changing, modifying and disrupting the true course of married love for many of us.  In this volume of fifty poems our classic poets delve with storied verse into every facet of this institution.  From the good, the bad and even the ugly, from the Wedding day to the realisation that divorce and separation maybe the better path.  Between these two frontiers other avenues and facets are explored by the pens of many including Shakespeare, Khalil Gibran, Emily Dickinson and the Rossetti’s. 
01 - Fifty Shades of Marriage - An Introduction 
02 - The Weddiing Morning by Francis Ledwidge 
03 - Marriage Morning by Alfred Lord Tennyson 
04 - Epithalamion by James Elroy Flecker 
05 - Wedding Day by Edith Nesbit 
06 - Wedding Song by Jehudah Halevi 
07 - A Bridal Song by John Ford 
08 - A Bridal Toast by James Madison Bell 
09 - The Bride by Laurence Hope aka Violet Nicholson 
10 - The Bride by Rainer Maria Rilke 
11 - Wedded by Isaac Rosenberg 
12 - Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins 
13 - To One Persuading a Lady to Marriage by Katherine Phillips 
14 - A Nuptial Verse to Mistress Elizabeth Lee, Now Lady Tracy by Robert Herrick 
15 - An Extract of the Wife's Will by Charlotte Bronte 
16 - Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William Shakespeare 
17 - To the Ladies by Lady Mary Chudleigh 
18 - Sonnet to My Wife by Thomas Hood 
19 - To a Husband by Anne Kingsmill Finch 
20 - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet 
21 - My Delight and Your Delight by Robert Seymour Bridges 
22 - Nuptial Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 
23 - Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar 
24 - The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell 
25 - Fidelity by D H Lawrence 
26 - Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) by Edna St Vincent Millay 
27 - The Bride by Henry Alford 
28 - Bridal Birth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 
29 - On Marriage by Khalil Gibran 
30 - Song of the Worker's Wife by Alice Gray Jones 
31 - Song XIX. Since We Your Husband Daily See by Matthew Prior 
32 - The Married Lover by Coventry Patmore.sfk 
32 - The Married Lover by Coventry Patmore 
33 - The Betrothal by Edna St Vincent Millay.sfk 
33 - The Betrothal by Edna St Vincent Millay 
34 - Mutual Forebearance. Necessary to the Married State by William Cowper.sfk 
34 - Mutual Forebearance. Necessary to the Married State by William Cowper 
35 - Vice Vearsa by Ambrose Bierce.sfk 
35 - Vice Vearsa by Ambrose Bierce 
36 - The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear 
37 - June, a Tale by William Cowper 
38 - Witch-Wife by Edna St Vincent Millay 
39 - The Bride by Ambrose Bierce 
40 - The Farmer's Bride by Charlotte Mew 
41 - The Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe 
42 - The Wife of Flanders by G K Chesterton 
43 - A Wife in London (December 1899) by Thomas Hardy 
44 - A Cry from an Indian Wife by Emily Pauline Johnson 
45 - Wife to Husband by Christina Georgina Rossetti 
46 - The Golden Wedding of Sterling and Sarah Lanier September the 27th 1868 by Sidney Lanier 
47 - On His Deceased Wife by John Milton 
48 - When We Two Parted by Lord Byron.sfk 
48 - When We Two Parted by Lord Byron 
49 - We Parted in Silence by Isabella Valancy Crawford 
50 - Modern Love I by George Meredith 
51 - Divorce by Anna Wickham
Duration: about 1 hour (01:14:25)
Publishing date: 2019-01-01; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —