Ceremony Poem Inspiration

I know that finding a poem or a reading for your wedding ceremony can be difficult especially if you are doing a civil ceremony and need to find non- religious readings. To give you a little bit of inspiration here is are two poems by William Shakspeare that I have found very beautiful.

May this inspire you for your upcoming ceremony.

Sonnet 105:

BY William Shakespeare

Let not my love be called idolatry,

Nor my beloved as an idol show,

Since all alike my songs and praises be

To one, of one, still such, and ever so.

Kind is my love to-day, to-morrow kind,

Still constant in a wonderous excellence;

Therefore my verse to constancy confined,

One thing expressing, leaves out difference.

Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument,

Fair, kind, and true, varying to other words;

And in this change is my invention spent,

Three themes in one, which wonderous scope affords.

Fair, kind, and true, have often lived alone,

Which three till now, never kept seat in one.

Sonnet 116

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:

O, no, it is an ever-fixèd mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his heighth 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.

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