One of our all-time favourite romantic ceremony readings, the poem we're sharing today is hugely moving, and perfect for couples who want to create a grand, refined mood at their ceremony. Marriage Morning by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, a British poet of the Victorian era, is full of old-world charm, but there's real, relatable sentiment in its lofty language. It finds the poet reflecting on his feelings for his soon-to-be wife, and wondering whether his heart can cope with all the love he has for her. This one's a tear-jerker for sure!
Ceremony Reading: Marriage Morning by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
Oh, all the woods and the meadows,
Woods, where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stayed to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!
Light, so low in the vale
You flash and lighten afar,
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star.
Flash, I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood,
Oh, lighten into my eyes and my heart,
Into my heart and my blood!
Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O heart, are you great enough for love?
I have heard of thorns and briers.
Over the thorns and briers,
Over the meadows and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash of a million miles.
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