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8 Love Poems to Use for Romantic Wedding Readings

Modern Couple Ceremony

When you and your spouse-to-be are planning your wedding ceremony, it can be a challenge to find wedding readings that capture the depth of the emotions you will feel that day. Here is a selection of eight love poems that can help you find the right words for everything you want to say when you exchange his and hers wedding bands. (These are excerpts, but you can click the title to read the full text of each poem.)

8 Wedding Readings

1. Love One Another by Khalil Gibran
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.

2. love is more thicker than forget by e.e. cummings
love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

3. Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love

4. Bright Star by John Keats
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite

5. If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say,
“I love her for her smile—her look—her way

6. The Kiss by Stephen Dunn
She kissed me again, reaching that place
that sends messages to toes and fingertips,
then all the way to something like home.
Some music was playing on its own.

7. To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.

8. A Ditty by Sir Philip Sidney
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one to the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven

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