Poems for Newlyweds (Audiobook)
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Love poems for married people.

Read by Alex Jennings, Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 1hrs 49mins)

Featuring poems by Khalil Gibran, Sara Teasdale, Robert Burns, John Keats, Edward Lear, James Weldon Johnson, Lord Byron, Edna St Vincent Millay, Edmund Spenser & many more.

The meeting, the courtship, the wedding and the honeymoon have all now been completed.

Having got this far the real journey lays before every married couple seeking the love, stability, support and joys of a long-term relationship.  The state of the newly-weds is now at hand.  The meeting of minds and the living together can become a source of friction or ignition to a deeper understanding.  Physically the very first blush of lust and desire is replaced by an understanding that life and our own biological and emotional clocks, for some, may now require that children be brought into the mix and families raised.

Yes, that interlude when the bliss of being a newly-wed – announced and seen as such to a wider society – really doesn’t last that long.  Time to savour the days and nights of love’s sweet wonder.

Our classic poets, of course, have much to say and advise on.  With the storied likes of Christopher Marlowe, Khalil Gibran, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and even George Orwell then the listener is in wise and knowing hands.


In this compilation - 

01 - Poems for Newly-Weds - An Introduction

02  - On Marriage by Khalil Gibran

03 - I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale

04 - Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) by Edna St Vincent Millay

05 - A Bridal Toast by James Madison Bell

06 - Wedding Song by Jehudah Halevi

07 - Epithalamion by James Elroy Flecker

08 - Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins

09 - Wedding Day by Edith Nesbit

10 - Rose of All the World by D H Lawrence

11 - Wedded by Isaac Rosenberg

12 - He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats

13 - A Bridal Song by John Ford

14 - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

15 - An Extract of the Wife's Will by Charlotte Bronte

16 - Sonnet to My Wife by Thomas Hood

17 - To a Husband by Anne Kingsmill Finch

18 - On Love by Khalil Gibran

19 - Two Lovers by George Eliot

20 - Love's Unity by Alfred Austin

21 - Spiritual Love by Alfred Austin

22 - The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

23 - Sonnet 116 - Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William Shakespeare

24 - To The Beloved by Alice Meynell

25 - Beloved by Hafiz

26 - Vice Vearsa by Ambrose Bierce

27 - Romance by George Orwell

28 - Mutual Forebearance. Necessary to the Married State by William Cowper

29 - Sonnet 143 - Lo, As a Careful Housewife Runs to Catch by Willaim Shakespeare

30 - Bridal Birth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

31 - I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

32 - A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

33 - A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly

34 - Fidelity by D H Lawrence

35 - Unending Love by Tagore

36 - How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

37 - He Bids His Beloved Be at Peace by W B Yeats

38 - My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His by Sir Phillip Sidney

39 - One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand by Edmund Spenser

40 - A Birthday by Christina Rossetti

41 - She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

42 - When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face by Edna St Vincent Millay

43 - Falling Stars by Rainer Maria Rilke

44 - Bright Star by John Keats

45 - Beauty That is Never Old by James Weldon Johnson

46 - The Good Morrow by John Donne

47 - When You Are Old by W B Yeats

48 - The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear