Poems For Wedding Ceremony

Here’s my collection of the most Loved wedding poems not in order of favorite

As Kahal Gibran said in The Prophet

“You were born together, an together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when the white wins of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of The Great Consciousness.
Bet 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 o f 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 of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your heart, but not into each other’s keeping for only the had of Live can contain your hearts.
And stand together yen not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and cypress grow not in each others shadow”

FOR it is Love that has brought you together and it is Love that will keep you whole. Love, will happily distract you when you are tempted to become to serious, to heave handed or overly involved in your own understandings

Poem By Roy Croft

I Love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.
I Love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.
I love you, for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you, for putting your hand into my heaped-up hear and, passing over all the foolish, weak things you can’t help-dimly seeing there and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love, you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life- not a tavern but a temple. Out of the works of my everyday not reproach but a song.

Rumi: My first love story

T he minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

Rumi: What A Miracle:

Glorious is the moment we sit in the palace, you and I
Two forms, two faces, but a single soul, you and I
The flowers will blaze and bird cries shower us with immortality
The Moment we enter the garden, you and I
All the stars of heaven will run out to gaze at us
As we burn as the full moon itself, you and I
The fire-winged birds of heaven will rage with envy
In that place we laugh ecstatically, you and I
What a miracle, you and I entwined in the same nest
What a miracle, you and I one love, one lover, one Fire
In this world and the next, in an ecstasy with out end.

Apache Love Song

Note: This very beautiful at the end of the ceremony as well

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be a 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;
Now there is no more loneliness.
And may your days be good
And long on the earth.
Hawaiian Song:

Here all seeking is over,
The lost has been found,
A mate has been found
To share the chills of winter—
Now Love asks
That you bee united.
Here is a place to rest, a place to sleep,
A place in heaven.
Now two are becoming one,
The black night is scattered,
The eastern sky grows bright.
At last the great day has come!

Bible Readings

Psalm I

Blessed are the man and the woman
Who have grown beyond themselves
And have seen through their separations.
They delight in the way things are and keep their hearts open, and and night.
They are like trees planted near flowing rivers,
Which bear fruit when they are ready.
Their leaves will not fall or wither,
Everything they do will succeed—- Adaptation

1st Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor, and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Adaption—As Paul spoke in Corinthians: Love is Patient, Love is Kind, and, does not keep a record of wrong doings…. If you find your selves loosing your patients, or “Keeping a Record” of wrong doings. Remember this day and understand that, that is not the behavior of Love. That behavior is quite simply the behavior of Fear. So, seek then Understanding… Choose to return to Love again and again.

Buddhist Marriage Homily

Nothing happens without a cause. The union of the man and woman has not come about accidentally but is the foreordained result of many past lives. This tie can therefore not be broken or resolved.

In the Future, happy occasions will come as surely as the morning. Difficult times will come as surely as night. When things go joyously, meditate according to the Buddhist tradition. When things go badly, meditate. Meditation in the manner of the Compassionate Buddha will guide your life.

To say the words love and compassion is easy. But to accept that love and compassion are built upon patience and perseverance is not easy. Your marriage will be firm and lasting if you remember this.