Adequate wedding poems
E.E. Cummings, “love is more thicker than forget,” offers playful phrasing and gleeful optimism about love’s powers. William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116,” a classic beginning “Let me not to the marriage of true minds,” underscores love’s endurance. Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Invitation to Love,” is an impassioned call for love to come and fill our lives with joy. Jane Hirshfield, “A Blessing for Wedding,” marks the specialness of the day and wishes the couple a happy future together. Wallace Stevens, “Re-Statement of Romance,” is a moody and philosophical poem of love and night. Emily Dickinson, “Wild Nights — Wild Nights!” is short and sweet, with just the right amount of wild. C.D. Wright, “Everything Good Between Men and Women,” is alive with the pleasures of language and gives an unvarnished picture of love’s beautiful everydayness.