What Are Some Good Poems for a Wedding?


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Some good poems for a wedding include "Love," "How Do I Love Thee?" and "To Love Is Not To Possess" A few others are "The Privileged Lovers," "I Carry Your Heart With Me" and "Sonnet 18."

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"Love" by Roy Croft contains the oft-repeated phrase, "I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am when I am with you" and praises one lover's ability to bring out the best in the other. "How Do I Love Thee" was written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is also called "Sonnet 43" because it was published as part of a series of 44 sonnets. It begins with the famous lines, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." James Kavanaugh's "To Love Is Not To Possess" speaks of love that honors each party as an individual.

"The Privileged Lovers" comes from ancient Sufi poet Rumi and speaks about the divine nature of love and of the transcendental power of passion. "I Carry Your Heart With Me" is a simple and beautiful poem by E.E. Cummings. It is known most by its opening line, "I carry your hearth with me (I carry it in my heart)." William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 begins with the famous line, "Shall I compare these to a Summer's day?"

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