Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Eskimo Love Song
You are my husband, you are my wife
My feet shall run because of you
My feet dance because of you
My heart shall beat because of you
My eyes see because of you
My mind thinks because of you
And I shall love, because of you.
Hope is the thing with Feathers
Poet: Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chilliest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity
It asked a crumb of me.
Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss.
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion's birth, and infants' play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.
Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Ling'ring lips, -- no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!
When the one whose hand you're holding
Is the one one who holds your heart
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start,
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight,
And the things you plan together
Make the whole world seem just right,
When the one whom you believe in
puts their faith and trust in you,
You've found the one and only love
You'll share your whole life through.
Apache Wedding Blessing
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness for you,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good
and long upon the earth.
Our family is a circle of love and strength.
With every birth and every union, the circle grows.
Every joy shared adds more love.
Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.
To Be One With Each Other
What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined
together to strengthen each other in all labour,
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?
Let your love be stronger than your hate and anger.
Learn the wisdom of compromise,
for it is better to bend a little than to break.
Believe the best rather than the worst.
People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.
Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship.
The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.
Please hand this down to your children and your children's children.
Poet: Julie Hebert
Today is the day, I wed my best friend.
A joyous day it is.
I will stand up tall and say my vows,
A Mrs. now, no longer a Ms.
He is the one I will spend my life with,
And what a life it will be.
Our love will overflow into the streets,
Our life will be filled with glee.
I must say how happy I am,
To be here on this day with you.
We'll share some thoughts, then a kiss,
Our lives now one, no longer two.
A Young Bride Fair As The Morning
Poet: Edward Moxon
Fair art thou as the morning, my young bride!
Her freshness is about thee; like a river
To the sea gliding, with sweet murmur ever
Thou sportest; and, wherever thou dost glide,
Humanity a lovelier aspect wears.
Fair art thou as the morning of that land
Where Tuscan breezes in his youth have fann'd
Thy grandsire oft Thou hast not many tears,
Save such as pity from the heart will wring;
And then there is a smile in thy distress!
Meeker thou art than lily of the spring.
Yet is thy nature full of nobleness,
And gentle ways, that soothe and raise me so.
That henceforth I no worldly sorrow know.