A series of romantic poems about weddings, which are a celebration of the state of holy matrimony and the love that encompasses it. Amongst the poems are a few that have found favour as wedding readings at religious, civil and same sex ceremonies.
I wonderfully romantic poem in which the protagonist voices their undying love for their partner. This is a unisex poem - my proofreader would have preferred the introduction to read the protagonist voices his/her undying love for his/her partner - or perhaps even a bi-sex or same sex poem, which serves equally well as a wedding reading or valentines poem.
The metaphorical icing on the wedding cake is a flowering cherry whose beauty enhances a couple's wedding day.
A couple anticipate their wedding day two weeks hence and the pain of being apart for the period before their nuptials.
A tenderly romantic poem about two people learning to love again, following the disappointments and traumas that they have experienced in previous failed relationships. This poem has proved popular as a wedding reading for those entering into a second marriage, something rather cruelly described as the triumph of hope over experience.
'Love' is a romantic poem which explores the meaning of love as an abstract and a physical construct. God, I can write a load of bullocks, can't I? Just read the poem, as I can assure you you'll enjoy it much more than the introduction to it.
Not strictly a poem about weddings or even marriage, Immeasurable is a poem about the strength of enduring relationships.
A tenderly romantic poem about the unity of being that marriage represents for its participants.
A credit crunch beating poem, the central thesis of which is that 'love is of greater value than any material possession'.
A poem which will either make you come over all slushy and romantic, or perhaps leave you feeling slightly nauseated (sic).
A perfect poem to read at the marriage service if you're planning a June wedding. For those planning nuptials for a different month, the poem will require a tricky rewrite.
Epithalamium is a classical form of poem that is written specifically for the bride on the way to her marital bed, which in these contemporary versions equates to a post-marital, pre-sex poem.
Paul's second epithalamiun departs from the convention form, as it reflects the thoughts of the groom as he and his bride-to-be stand at the altar.
A romantic poem which describes the wedding couple as they enter a state of union.
A non-wedding wedding poem in which the groom enters into poetic speculation as to whether his bride should be virginal in her wedding white.
The marriage ceremony sees a young innocent transformed into a picture of womanhood.
If the answer were no, it would be a rather shorter poem!