Love poems for weddings

Our selection of love poems for your wedding ceremony or reception

A Chinese poem

I want to be your friend forever and ever
When the hills are all flat
and the rivers run dry
When the trees blossom in winter
and the snow falls in summer,
when heaven and earth mix -
not till then will I part from you.


Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu

What is well planted will not be torn up.
What is well kept will not escape.
Whosoever leaves their memory to their children will not fade away.
Whosoever moulds their person, their life becomes true.
Whosoever moulds their family, their life becomes complete.
Whosoever moulds their community, their life will grow.

From the I Ching

When two people are at one
in their inmost hearts,
they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.
And when two people understand each other
in their inmost hearts,
their words are sweet and strong,
like the fragrance of orchids.


Married Love
- Kuan Tao-sheng (1263-1319)

version 1:
Take a lump of clay, wet it, pat it,
And make an image of me, and an image of you.
Then smash them, crash them, and add a little water.
Break them and remake them into an image of you
And an image of me.
Then in my clay, there's a little of you.
And in your clay, there's a little of me.
And nothing ever shall us sever;
Living, we'll sleep in the same quilt,
And dead, we'll be buried together.




Married Love
- Kuan Tao-sheng (1263-1319)

version 2:
You and I have so much love
That it burns like a fire,
In which we bake a lump of clay
Molded into a figure of you
And a figure of me.
The we take both of them,
And break them into pieces,
And mix the pieces with water,
And mold again a figure of you,
And a figure of me.
I am in your clay.
You are in my clay.
In life we share a single quilt,
In death we will share one bed.

True Love

True love is a sacred flame
that burns eternally
and none can dim its special glow
or change its destiny
True love speaks in tender tones
and hears with gentle ear
True love gives with open heart
and true love conquers fear
True love makes no harsh demands
it neither rules nor binds
and true love holds with gentle hands
the hearts that it entwines.


May your mornings bring joy

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

Eskimo love song

You are my husband
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.


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  1. IncurableRomantic:
    Jan 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM

    These poems are so gorgeous, very romantic, wish I was getting married again so I could have one of them read out at the wedding! I like the Eskimo one, it seems so simple but sometimes that's the most romantic thing of all, right?

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