FAVOURITE WEDDING POEMS
If ever there was a topic that warranted a poem, it's love. And if ever there was an occasion to recite such romantic poetry, it's your wedding day. You may already have a piece in mind that holds sentimental value for you. Or you may be looking for examples of wedding poems so you can choose the perfect love themed verse, sonnet, or haiku. We won't pretend to know the difference between those types of poetry, but what we do now is that these are 16 of our absolute favorite wedding poems.
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True love is a sacred flame That burns eternally And none can dim its special glow Or change its destiny True love speaks in tender tones And hears with gentle ear True love gives with open heart And true love conquers fear True love makes no harsh demands It neither rules nor binds And true love holds with gentle hands The heart that it entwines
I Love You
By Roy Croft
I love you Not only for who you are But for what I am when I am with you. I love you Not only for what you have made of yourself But for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out. I love you for putting your hand into my heart And passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help. Dimly seeing there and drawing out, into the light all the beautiful belongings That no one else had looked quite far enough to find. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
Our Souls Are Mirrors
By Rupi Kaur
god must have kneaded you and i from the same dough rolled us out as one on the baking sheet must have suddenly realized how unfair it was to put that much magic in one person and sadly split that dough in two how else is it that when i look in the mirror i am looking at you when you breathe my own lungs fill with air that we just met but we have known each other our whole lives if we were not made as one to begin with
I'll Be There For You
by Lousie Cuddon
I’ll be there my darling, through thick and through thin When your mind’s in a mess and your head’s in a spin When your plane’s been delayed, and you’ve missed the last train. When life is just threatening to drive you insane When your thrilling whodunit has lost its last page When somebody tells you, you’re looking your age When your coffee’s too cool, and your wine is too warm When the forecast said “Fine”, but you’re out in a storm When your quick break hotel, turns into a slum And your holiday photos show only your thumb When you park for five minutes in a resident’s bay And return to discover you’ve been towed away When the jeans that you bought in hope or in haste Just stick on your hips and don’t reach round your waist When the food you most like brings you out in red rashes When as soon as you boot up the bloody thing crashes So my darling, my sweetheart, my dear… When you break a rule, when you act the fool When you’ve got the flu, when you’re in a stew When you’re last in the queue, don’t feel blue’cause I’m telling you, I’ll be there.
By Henry Dumas
Beloved, I have to adore the earth: The wind must have heard your voice once. It echoes and sings like you. The soil must have tasted you once. It is laden with your scent. The trees honor you in gold and blush when you pass. I know why the north country is frozen. It has been trying to preserve your memory. I know why the desert burns with fever. It was wept too long without you. On hands and knees, the ocean begs up the beach, and falls at your feet. I have to adore the mirror of the earth. You have taught her well how to be beautiful.
A White Rose
by John Boyle O'Reilly
The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. But I send you a cream-white rosebud With a flush on its petal tips; For the love that is purest and sweetest Has a kiss of desire on the lips
If Thou Must Love Me
by William Shakespeare
If thou must love me, let it be for naught Except for love’s sake only. Do not say “I love her for her smile…her look… her way of speaking gently – for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine and certes bought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day.” For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or changed for thee – and love so wrought may be unwrought so. Elizabeth Barrett BrowningDoubt that the stars are fire Doubt that the sun doth move Doubt truth to be a liar But never doubt I love thee
The Privileged Lovers
The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love. This dance of light, This sacred blessing, This divine love, beckons us to a world beyond only lovers can see with their eyes of fiery passion. They are the chosen ones who have surrendered. Once they were particles of light now they are the radiant sun. They have left behind the world of deceitful games. They are the privileged lovers who create a new world with their eyes of fiery passion.
The Day Sky
Let us be like Two falling stars in the day sky. Let no one know of our sublime beauty As we hold hands with God And burn Into a sacred existence that defies— That surpasses Every description of ecstasy And love.
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon… I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.” It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Touched By An Angel
by Maya Angelou
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
These I Can Promise
I cannot promise you a lifetime of sunshine I cannot promise riches, wealth or gold I cannot promise you an easy pathway That leads away from change or growing old But I can promise all my heart’s devotion A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow A love that’s ever true and ever growing A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.
She Walks In Beauty
by Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
To Be One With Eachother
by George Eliot
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
by Ann Gray
Let’s love, listen, take time when time is all we have. Let’s be unafraid to be kind, learn to disregard the bad if the good outweighs it daily. Let’s make a gift of silence, the day’s hushing into dark, and when we hold each other let’s always be astonished we are where we want to be. Let’s hope to age together, but if we can’t, let’s promise now to remember how we shone when we were at our best, when we were most ourselves.
by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming With love in the loving cup Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.
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