Reverened Michael Summers
Kahlil Gibran has this to say about Marriage Wedding Poems
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatterYour days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak Tree and the Cyprus grow not in each other’s shadow.
1 CORINTHINS 13 Wedding Poems
IF I SPEAK IN THE TONGUES OF MEN AND OF ANGELS, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, I AM A NOISY GONG OR A CLANGING CYMBAL. AND IF I HAVE PROPHETIC POWERS, AND UNDERSTAND ALL MYSTERIES AND ALL KNOWLEDGE, AND IF I HAVE ALL FAITH, SO AS TO REMOVE MOUNTAINS, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, I AM NOTHING. IF I GIVE AWAY ALL I HAVE, AND IF I DELIVER MY BODY TO BE BURNED, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE , I GAIN NOTHING. LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND; LOVE IS NOT JEALOUS OR BOASTFUL; IT IS NOT ARROGANT OR RUDE. LOVE DOES NOT INSIST ON ITS OWM WAY; IT IS NOT IRRITABLE OR RESENTFUL;IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN WRONG, BUT REJOICES IN THE RIGHT. LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS.
LOVE NEVER ENDS; AS FOR PROPHECY’S, THEY WILL PASS AWAY;AS FOR TONGUES , THEY WILL CEASE; AS FOR KNOWLEDGE IT WILL PASS AWAY. WHEN I WAS A CHILD; I SPOKE LIKE A CHILD; I THOUGHT LIKE A CHILD,I REASONED LIKE A CHILD; WHEN I BECAME AN ADULT, I GVE UP CHILDISH WAYS. FOR NOW WE SEE IN A MIRROR DIMLY, BUT THEN FACE TO FACE. NOW I KNOW IN PART; THEN I SHALL UNDERSTAND FULLY, EVEN AS I HAVE BEEN FULLY UNDERSTOOD. SO FAITH, HOPE, LOVE ABIDE, THESE THREE; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.