Thomas Hardy, an English novelist and poet, is quoted by his second wife, Florence Hardy, saying that “Poetry is emotion put into measure”. If we consider it, poetry is one of the best means by which to express feelings. The flow of words which sound like a melody will be like music to your partners ears.
Including poetry into your wedding vows could be a great way to elevate them and make them more special. If you’re struggling to find the perfect words to say, this is also a good work-around. You could base your vows off of the perfect quote, or add in a quote to precisely and lyrically express the message you’d like to get across.
After all, poetry is known to cause swooning. Who better to look to for help with your vows, one of the most romantic things you should ever write, than the legendary wordsmiths themselves.
Here are some poetry quotes to add to your vows:
– Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way”
– Untitled by Lang Leav
“You were you,
and I was I;
we were two
before our time.
I was yours
before I knew,
and you have always
been mine too.”
– [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by e. e. cummings
“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)”
– To Be One With Each Other by George Eliot
“What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, 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?”
– Our Souls are Mirrors by Rupi Kaur
“when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with”
– Loves Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelly
“And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?”
– In and Out of Time by Maya Angelou
“We see in the distance…
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out of time”
– “La Reina” (“The Queen”) – Pablo Neruda
“And when you appear
All the rivers sound
In my body, bells
Shake the sky,
And a hymn fills the world.
Only you and I,
Only you and I, my love,
Listen to me.”
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