If my lover were a comet
Hung in air,
I would braid my leaping body
In his hair.
Yea, if they buried him ten leagues
Beneath the loam,
My fingers they would learn to dig
And I’d plunge home!
Browse our collection of the best poems to read at a wedding, as well as poems about the art of marriage, partnership, and lifelong love.
|1924||[Do you still remember: falling stars]||Rainer Maria Rilke|
|1914||[Again and again, even though we know love’s landscape]||Rainer Maria Rilke|
|1996||When a Woman Loves a Man||David Lehman|
|1892||We Two, How Long We Were Fool'd||Walt Whitman|
|1978||Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem II]||Adrienne Rich|
|1978||Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem III]||Adrienne Rich|
|1648||To Sylvia, To Wed||Robert Herrick|
|1678||To My Dear and Loving Husband||Anne Bradstreet|
|1942||Tin Wedding Whistle||Ogden Nash|
|2012||Thompson and Seaman Vows, African Union Church||Marilyn Nelson|