Post # 1
Well, this is a long shot ….
Many years ago I heard a poem and thought it would be beautiful read at a wedding. Now I am engaged and I can’t remember who wrote the poem, what the name of it is or even where I heard it. I am hoping what I do remember about it will trigger someones memory…
The poem is writen in first person, the writer is walking along a path and comes across two trees which remind him of a good marriage. Two strong independant trunks and yet at the top of the tree the branches have become so intwined over the years that it is difficult to tell where one tree stops and the other begins.
Sound familiar to anyone?
Post # 3
It sounds familiar but I can’t place it, sorry :/
**edit** I realized the end reminded me of the end of a version of Tristan and Iseult because there are two willow trees, possibly it was Malory
Post # 4
Two trees near to each other stoodWhen they were young and life was new.Their limbs reach out and their branches entwineAnd thus together they grew.Their roots spread out down under the groundJoining one with the other,So, from the top in the sky to the heartIn the earth-the two were joined together.Thru days when the sun was bright and warmAnd the winds were tempermentalWhen a laughing breeze rustled the leave,Or when the rain was soft and gentle.Thru days when the clouds were dark and grayAnd cold and fierce the weatherThe two stood firm and faced the stormsBecause they stood together.On a cold dark day one tree fellAnd the branches that were so entwinedWere all torn apart and down in the heartRoots were broken and undermined.Bruised and scarred, left standing aloneTo meet the wind and strifeThe one that was left still stood on,But lived only half a life.
Written by Jo Lynne Wood – 1974
ETA I just read the whole thing making me think it is not it
Post # 5
Two trees near to each other stood
When they were young and life was new.
Their limbs reach out and their branches entwine
And thus together they grew.
Their roots spread out down under the ground
Joining one with the other,
So, from the top in the sky to the heart
In the earth-the two were joined together.
Thru days when the sun was bright and warm
And the winds were tempermental
When a laughing breeze rustled the leave,
Or when the rain was soft and gentle.
Thru days when the clouds were dark and gray
And cold and fierce the weather
The two stood firm and faced the storms
Because they stood together.
On a cold dark day one tree fell
And the branches that were so entwined
Were all torn apart and down in the heart
Roots were broken and undermined.
Bruised and scarred, left standing alone
To meet the wind and strife
The one that was left still stood on,
But lived only half a life.
Written by Jo Lynne Wood – 1974
Post # 6
It would be sweet if you read only half of it?
Post # 7
If that’s the poem… you might only want to read the first part. Omit the end bit… it’s a bit sad for a wedding.
Post # 8
the only thing i can think of is a reading from captain corelli’s mandolin… we used it in our ceremony 🙂
“Love is a temporary madness;
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being in love, which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”
Post # 9
Thank you Bees for the good effort, those are not the poems. But again thank you so much for trying. I love the reading from captain corelli’s mandolin. If i don’t find the other poem I may use this.
Post # 10
Two Trees by Janet Miles
A portion of your soul has been entwined with mine.
A gentle kind of togetherness, while, separate we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches come together,
Forming a miracle of lace against the heavens.
Post # 11
Not the one I was thinking of but I love this one. Thanks so much for posting it.
Post # 12
I remembered reading something last year and I thought of it when I read your post. It’s not a poem but maybe you can use parts of this in your wedding if nothing else.
Post # 13
A portion of your soul has been entwined with mine. A gentle kind of togetherness, while separate we stand. As two trees deeply rooted in separate plots of ground, While their topmost branches come together, Forming a miracle of lace against the heavens. ~Janet Miles
Post # 14
check out Henry David Thoreau’s poem Friendship
Post # 15
This is a link to Henry David Thoreau’s poem Friendship. Check the last 2 verses