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October 19, 2011 4:00 PM Subscribe
Poets and English majors! Hark! I need a love poem for a wedding - deets inside!
posted by jak68 to human relations (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Would like a poem to read at a wedding for two friends who found their soulmates late in life (late 30s and early 40s) and after a long, long search :)
Something along the lines of Tagore's poem (I like this one but need a few more choices before deciding; also i dont like the last two lines, though could cut those out if i read selections maybe), but a poem like this one which indicates the long wait for each other in quite a moving way...
"On The Nature Of Love"
The night is black and the forest has no end;
a million people thread it in a million ways.
We have trysts to keep in the darkness, but where
or with whom - of that we are unaware.
But we have this faith - that a lifetime's bliss
will appear any minute, with a smile upon its lips.
Scents, touches, sounds, snatches of songs
brush us, pass us, give us delightful shocks.
Then peradventure there's a flash of lightning:
whomever I see that instant I fall in love with.
I call that person and cry: `This life is blest!
for your sake such miles have I traversed!'
All those others who came close and moved off
in the darkness - I don't know if they exist or not
bonus points if the author is south indian but not necessary.
Alternately, you can also just suggest your favorite non-cliche'd poem for the occasion!