Does anyone recognize this poem?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This ?

 

TOGETHER

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

TOGETHER

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

 

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Bee Keeper

It would be sweet if you read only half of it?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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.”

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Post # 13
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Wannabee

december bride:  

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 

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Wannabee

check out Henry David Thoreau’s poem Friendship

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