Poems have a way of capturing emotion in a way that is magically indescribable. They can also be wonderful additions to your wedding vows, as you can say what your heart is thinking and express your feelings to your significant other in another beautiful way. We love a poem reading at a wedding because it's something out of the ordinary that captures the romance of the moment. Whether you're looking for one that's short and sweet, or something with a bit more depth, there is an option for everyone. See our list below of 15 perfectly romantic poems for you to read on your wedding day. After reading one of these, there won't be a dry eye in sight.
1. "To Be One With Each Other" by George Eliot
What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?
2. "Love Is A Place" by E. E. Cummings
love is a place
& through this place of
(with brightness of peace)
yes is a world
& in this world of
3. "Untitled" by R. M. Drake
You will be the clouds
And I will be the sky.
You will be the ocean
And I will be the shore.
You will be the trees
And I will be the wind.
Whatever we are, you and I
Will always collide.
4. "Our Souls Are Mirrors" by Rupi Kaur
god must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out as one on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two
how else is it that
when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with
5. "Better Half"- Sakhi
6. "In Your Light I Learn How to Love," Rumi
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
7. "Touched By An Angel," Maya Angelou
“We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.”
8. "Stardust," Lang Leav
If you came to me with a face I have not seen, with a name I have never heard, I would still know you.
Even if centuries separated us, I would still feel you.
Somewhere between the sand and the stardust, through every collapse and creation,
there is a pulse that echoes of you and I.
When we leave this world, we give up all our possessions and our memories.
Love is the only thing we take with us. It is all we carry from one life to the next.
9. "How Do I Love Thee?," Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
10. "At Nightfall," Charles Hanson Towne
I need so much the quiet of your love,
After the day's loud strife;
I need your calm all other things above,
After the stress of life.
I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
After all toil is done;
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun!
11. "Soulmates"- Anonymous
12. “The Priveliged Lovers” by Rumi
The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love. This dance of light,
This sacred blessing, This divine love, beckons us to a world beyond only lovers can see with their eyes of fiery passion.
They are the chosen ones who have surrendered. Once they were particles of light now they are the radiant sun.
They have left behind the world of deceitful games. They are the privileged lovers who create a new world with their eyes of fiery passion.
13. "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove: Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark. That looks on tempests and is never shaken; it is the star to every wandering bark, whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come; love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
14. "The Day Sky" by Hafiz
Let us be like
two falling stars in the day sky.
Let no one know of our sublime beauty
as we hold hands with God and burn
Into a sacred existence that defies –
that surpasses every description of
ecstasy and love.
15. "Chemistry" by -Nayyirah Waheed
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