Looking for readings

(4 Posts)
MrsCaecilius Thu 15-Sep-16 16:11:32

Hi ladies - keen for reading ideas!

Not comedy, not too soppy... Running out of ideas. I've run through the usual Biblical ones and those I've heard at friends' weddings, but keen for any inspiration you might have!

Helbelle75 Thu 15-Sep-16 16:19:03

we had these 2:

Marriage

"Marriage is about giving and taking
And forging and forsaking
Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving
Caring and Sharing and screaming and swearing

About being together whatever the weather
About being driven to the end of your tether
About Sweetness and kindness
And wisdom and blindness

It's about being strong when you're feeling quite weak
It's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak
It's about being wrong when you know you are right
It's about giving in, before there's a fight
It's about you two living as cheaply as one
(you can give us a call if you know how that's done!)

Never heeding advice that was always well meant
Never counting the cost until it's all spent
And for you two today it's about to begin
And for all that the two of you had to put in
Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness
Too late you'll discover that marriage is madness. "

And this is my absolute favourite - makes me cry every time!
‘Ordinary Morning’ by Joyce Grenfell

“It felt like an ordinary morning
It began in an ordinary way
And then, without warning
Became extraordinary day.
Hadn’t the slightest sort of inkling -
No-one said love was on its way -
And then, within a twinkling
Without the smallest inkling
It became an extraordinary day.
For there you were
And the whole world stood still
There you were,
I loved you then, and I always will.
At first, an ordinary morning
Began in an ordinary way,
And then my heart was beating
At this ordinary meeting
And we both knew
This was not an ordinary day.”

daydream86 Mon 19-Sep-16 17:34:25

Hi there, I did this reading for one of my best friends this summer, I really like the sentiment of it and it's quite real, not gushy, and as a reader I found it very easy too, no tongue twisters or weird rhythms

the art of marriage by Wilfred A. Peterson

lifelessons4u.wordpress.com/tag/the-art-of-marriage-poem/

123rd Mon 19-Sep-16 17:37:29

EE Cummings. I carry your heart. Is v nice

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