i'll let you be in my dream if i can be in yours
August 17, 2012 9:52 AM Subscribe
help! a quick quote on love from greek poetry and mexican poetry for a wedding toast.
posted by elephantsvanish to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been preparing my best-man talk for my brother for the last couple of weeks and have it down. Except! Now he wants me to lead a brief toast at the actual wedding reception as well (we're exchanging speeches at the rehearsal.) So I want this toast to have a little best-man punch to it (wedding-goers might not know we exchanged speeches the night before/want to hear something!) while also being succinct and good-spirited.
i have an idea: she's greek and he's half-mexican. they both like dylan. i want to say something like "you know, we're all so happy for you, and happy for your love. a greek poet once said, "love is [xyz]." A Mexican poet once said "love is [xyz]." Somewhere near the geographical middle of the two, Bob Dylan said, "I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours." So here's to your lives together, your dreams becoming mixed together, etc etc"
can anyone think of appropriate little poetic one-liners from Greek and Mexican poets? thanks so much.