3 Romantic Love Poems You Can Read in Your Wedding Ceremony
Roses are red and violets are blue just doesn’t quite cut it for your big day, does it? Well, you’ll be glad to know that we took the time to sift through hundreds of love poems for weddings to present you with only the finest inspirational love poems for weddings. Here are three of our absolute favorite.
These popular love poems for weddings combine ancient wisdom, modern charm, and classical beauty. Write them on a piece of card for your beloved to read during the wedding ceremony or opt to recite them yourself to your partner in the course of the ceremony.
This Marriage by Persian Poet Rumi (circa ~1250)
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our everyday a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.
Touched by an Angel by American Author Maya Angelou (1993)
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.
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.
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by English Poet Christopher Marlowe (1599)
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the Rocks,
Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow Rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing Madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of Roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty Lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;
A belt of straw and Ivy buds,
With Coral clasps and Amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.
The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.
You can also write your own modern love poems for wedding readings too. Draw inspiration from the three above and tailor them to suit your own wedding.
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