- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
After a two and half year engagement, my wedding is finally approaching and I started thinking about our vows and readings. We didn’t want something traditional like 1st Corinthians. My fi and I are both writers so it makes more sense to read a poem. I’ve started searching for the perfect reading and have a few ideas.
Here’s a few poems I’m thinking of using, written by the Ancient Persian poet Rumi:
Where Everything Is Music
Don’t worry about saving these songs!
And if one of our instruments breaks,
it doesn’t matter.
We have fallen into the place
where everything is music.
The strumming and the flute notes
rise into the atmosphere,
and even if the whole world’s harp
should burn up, there will still be
hidden instruments playing.
So the candle flickers and goes out.
We have a piece of flint, and a spark.
This singing art is sea foam.
The graceful movements come from a pearl
somewhere on the ocean floor.
Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge
of driftwood along the beach, wanting!
from a slow and powerful root
that we can’t see.
Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out.
And this one, much shorter:
The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
they’re in each other all along.
Are any of you bees using an unusual reading at your wedding? Please share!