Wedding Poems

Love and poetry have always gone hand in hand.

Are you considering including a poem of some sort in your ceremony, on your invitation or program? From contemporary to classic, here are a few not-so-sappy and hard to understand love poems- sure to get those romantic juices flowing.

Which one is your favorite?

Love's Philosophy
P.B. Shelley

The Fountains mingle with the Rivers
And the Rivers with the Oceans,
The winds of Heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother,
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

Love
Emily Dickinson

Love is anterior of life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation and
The exponent of breath.

From Shakespeare's Hamlet

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

Come. And be my baby.
Maya Angelou

The highway is full of big cars
Going nowhere fast
And folks is smoking anything that’ll burn
Some people wrap their loves around a cocktail glass
And you sit wondering
where you’re going to turn.
I got it.
Come. And be my baby.

Some prophets say the world is gonna end tomorrow
But others say we’ve got a week or two
The paper is full of every kind of blooming horror
And you sit wondering
What you’re gonna do.
I got it.
Come. And be my baby.

To Be One With Each Other
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.

and for those that want to express their humorous side ... {during a reading perhaps?}

From the movie- The Princess Bride

Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togeder today.
Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam.
And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah...
So tweasuwe youw wove...

Which is your favorite style of poetry?

Which is your favorite poem?

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We are reading part of "The Art of Marriage" at our wedding ceremony: http://www.njwedding.com/articles/artofmarriage_peterson.cfm

I absolutely LOVEEEE that poem Keeper of my Dreams!!! I think I want to use that for my ceremony!!. I just tried to read it out loud and almost starting crying!

My friend used this beautiful poem for her invitations, but it could easily be used for a wedding ceremony or program! It's lovely and romantic (without being "cheesy"). Keeper Of My Dreams When you're not here to share my days and nights My life is so incomplete For you are my heart, my soul The ‘oneness’ I had known to seek Without you I merely exist from day to day With you I know that I will find All that I have been searching for My completeness, my eternal peace of mind You are the keeper of my dreams The man who holds my heart in his hands The one I want to spend my life with The one with whom I will always stand Stand beside through thick and thin Through all that life will throw our way Knowing that this special love we share Will guide us, each and every day This journey was started long ago Before this time and place The journey of completeness As two hearts and souls embrace Forever is what I want with you For the search is at an end Our hearts have found each other As lovers, as soul-mates, as friends. - Written and owned by Denise Mangano -

I just LOVE the Maya Angelou poem! I got it. Come. And be my baby. ?

so pretty -i think poems are great during the ceremony especially if the couple find something that really is fitting for their relationship

Love Eliot, such a fantastic choice

lovely! my husband wrote a poem for me... just a tip brides and bridesmaids. something chic to include in your bridal emergency kit! I used this at my wedding, just thought you might like it! It's called 'after flats' very cute! affordable! :) I think their website is www.afterflats.com

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