So, you're getting married? Mazel tov! It's time to pick a dress, get the hall, and plan what you're going to say to your bride or groom. That's where YourTango comes in. We've selected eight special poems for you and your sweetie to read to each other during your vows, at the reception, even on your wedding night. Chose your favorite and enjoy!
Here at YourTango, we love love. Love success stories. Love tips and advice. Love quotes and love poetry... Because—as the Swedish proverb goes—a life without love is like a year without summer. And speaking of poetry, we recently stumbled upon a love poem written in honor of our own Melanie Gorman, YourTango's Marketing Director, and the brains behind ProConnect.
Lying naked with youskin against skinfeels so goodwithout and withinmy hands tell you thingsI can't saywhile trying to rubyour pain awaythis connection I feelso familiar and strongis it just me?could I be wrong?I lay there and listento your body respondthe same desiresand needs of our heartsbrought us togethermaking a startbringing us herewhere skin upon skinwe've started a journeylet it begin ALB 4-3-08 copyright ©2008 by the author.All rights reserved by author."Creative Commons License" This work is licensed under a Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
Rachel Zucker is a married woman, mother of three and the author of a poetry collection that rawly considers the thoughts of doubt and distraction that occasionally swirl through a wife and mother's mind. Zucker's writing style lives up to the quote from former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall that she reprinted to start her latest book, The Bad Wife Handbook (Wesleyan University Press): "... synonyms do not exist." The thought-provoking collection covers subjects of commitment, monogamy and lust with frank and exacting lines such as: "Shall we discuss married sex? Yes, let's take our clothes off and talk of pros and cons, the lag and lapse," from "Autography 3."