Poems/ readings for Weddings
There are two births
The one – when light first strikes
The new awakened sense
The other – when two souls unite
And we must count our life from thence
When vows are taken by me and you
Then both of us are born anew
This moment will not come again
As we stand silent and yet aware
Our course is set – ahead we face
The journey that is ours to share
May the sun bring you new energy by day;
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries
And the breeze blow new strength into your being.
All the days of your life may you walk gently
Through the world and know its beauty.
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be the shelter to the other
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be the warmth to the other,
Now there is no loneliness for you,
Now you are two persons,
But there are three lives before you.
His life, her life, and your life together.
May beauty surround you both
In the journey ahead and through the long years.
May happiness be your companion
To the place where the river meets the sun.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness,
And may your days be good and long upon this earth.