Poems on Marriage

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Marriage poems can be funny or sentimental, thought provoking or inspiring. Many couples choose to use marriage poems as part of their vows, while others might use them on unique wedding invitations. As you plan your ceremony, you might want to incorporate some of the following marriage poems. If you are interested in ordering a personalized marriage poem, check out this site.

Never Marry But For Love Marriage Poem

Never marry but for love;

but see that thou lovest what is lovely.

He that minds a body and not a soul

has not the better part of that relationship,

and will consequently lack

the noblest comfort of a married life.

Between a man and his wife nothing ought rule but love.

As love ought to bring them together, so it is the best way

to keep them well together.

A husband and wife that love one another

show their children that they should do so too.

Others visibly lose their authority in their families by

their contempt of one another, and teach their children to be

unnatural by their own examples.

Let not enjoyment lessen, but augment, affection;

it being the basest of passions to like

when we have not, what we slight when we possess.

Here it is we ought to search out our pleasure,

where the field is large and full of variety,

and of an enduring nature; sickness, poverty or disgrace being not able to

shake it because it is not under

the moving influences of worldly contingencies.

Nothing can be more entire and without reserve;

nothing more zealous, affectionate and sincere;

nothing more contented than such a couple,

nor greater temporal felicity

than to be one of them.

William Penn (1644-1718)

From This Day Forward

From this day forward,

You shall not walk alone.

My heart will be your shelter,

And my arms will be your home.

Author Unknown

This Day I Married My Best Friend

This day I married my best friend

...the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest,

as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best.

...the one I live for because the world seems brighter

as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.

...the one I love with every fiber of my soul.

We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.

Author Unknown

These I Can Promise

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;

I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;

I cannot promise you an easy pathway

That leads away from change or growing old.

But I can promise all my heart's devotion;

A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;

A love that's ever true and ever growing;

A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

Yes, I'll Marry You

Author Unknown

Apache Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day,

May the moon softly restore you by night,

May the rain wash away your worries

And the breeze blow new strength into your being,

And all the days of your life may you walk

Gently through the world and know its beauty.

Author Unknown

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 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?

George Eliot


Love is a friendship that has caught fire.

It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.

It is loyalty through good and bad.

It settles for less than perfection,

and makes allowances for human weakness.

Love is content with the present.

It hopes for the future and it doesn't brood over the past.

It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems,

compromises, small disappointments, big victories,

and working toward common goals.

If you have love in your life,

it can make up for a great many things you lack.

If you don't have it, no matter what else there is,

it is not enough, so search for it, ask God for it, and share it!

Author Unknown

Hindu Marriage Poem

You have become mine forever.

Yes, we have become partners.

I have become yours.

Hereafter, I cannot live without you.

Do not live without me.

Let us share the joys.

We are word and meaning, unite.

You are thought and I am sound.

May the nights be honey-sweet for us.

May the mornings be honey-sweet for us.

May the plants be honey-sweet for us.

May the earth be honey-sweet for us.

Author Unknown

Bridal Song

Roses, their sharp spines being gone,

Not royal in their smells alone,

But in their hue;

Maiden pinks, of odour faint,

Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,

And sweet thyme true; Primrose, firstborn child of Ver;

Merry springtime's harbinger,

With her bells dim;

Oxlips in their cradles growing,

Marigolds on death-beds blowing,

Larks'-heels trim;

All dear Nature's children sweet

Lie 'fore bride and bridegroom's feet,

Blessing their sense!

Not an angel of the air,

Bird melodious or bird fair,

Be absent hence!

The crow, the slanderous cuckoo, nor

The boding raven, nor chough hoar,

Nor chattering pye,

May on our bride-house perch or sing,

Or with them any discord bring,

But from it fly!

William Shakespeare (1546 - 1616)

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