Perfect Love Poems for Your Spring Wedding
Does your love “walk in beauty like the night,” or have so many virtues you can hardly “count the ways?” Then salute your love with time-honored words of poetry by the masters. In addition to your traditional wedding vows, these excerpts from five love poems will say the words your love longs to hear.
“To Be One With Each Other” by George Eliot
This poem highlights the supportive nature of love and would be perfection as part of a wedding vow.
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.
“I Carry Your Heart” by e.e. cummings
In beautiful romantic language the poet makes us feel what it is to love so deeply that your every breath is felt by the other person. A memorable moment would be created when the couple recites:
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear
“Somewhere I Have Never Traveled” by e.e. cummings
As spring opens a rose, the poet speaks of love with its enduring intimacy and transformative power. Write this verse on a card then place it beneath a vase of roses on a reception hall table.
You open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose.
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 98
Fall in love to one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful sonnets. He spoke romantically about how absence from your beloved makes even the beauty of spring feel like winter. A groom can salute his bride with these words:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
nor praise the deep vermillion in the rose;
they were but sweet, but figures of delight,
drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Chinese Love Poem (Author Unknown)
This short verse can be translated into Chinese characters and left on each reception table as a wedding favor for your guests.
I want to be your friend forever and ever
When the hills are all flat
And the rivers run dry
When the trees blossom in winter
And the snow falls in summer,
When heaven and earth mix
Not till then will I part from you.