Poems to the bride and groom

If you have a favourite poem to the bride, a special passage or quotation, which could be read  at a wedding ceremony, maybe you would add it as a contribution.

This is a passage from The Prophet by Kahil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?"

And he answered saying:

You were born together, and together you shall be for ever more.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping,
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Did you have / are you going to have a poem read at your wedding?

Have you chosen a special poem, passage or quotation to be used during your wedding ceremony?

Please allow it to be published here for others to enjoy and maybe use themselves.

Please also credit the person who wrote the poem or the author of the passage, and/or the name of the book it comes from etc.

At the bottom of the form you are asked for "Author Information (optional)". This is for your name and obviously does not mean you are the author of the poem (although you may be - please do not hesitate to publish your own work here!)