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“Blessing of the Hands” by Rev. Daniel L. Harris

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. 143 more words


Commitment poem of the Pueblo Indian, author unknown

Before we met, you and I were halves unjoined except in the wide rivers of our minds. We were each other’s distant shore, the opposite wings of a bird, the other half of a seashell. 189 more words


From “Captain Corelli’s mandolin”, by Louis de Bernieres

Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. 90 more words


From “the Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. 254 more words


“The Miracle of Love” by Barbara Burrow

The miracle of love is like the miracle of a flower.
It thrives upon the sunshine of a smile…
It entwines itself around the heart. 73 more words


“Us Two” From A.A. Milne’s Now We Are Six, the Winnie-the-Pooh series

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,

There’s always Pooh and Me.

Whatever I do, he wants to do,

“Where are you going today?” says Pooh: 190 more words


“Habitation” by Margaret Atwood

Marriage is not

a house or even a tent

it is before that, and colder:

the edge of the forest, the edge

of the desert… 35 more words