Unique Wedding Readings that are not cheesy

NON CHEESY WEDDING READINGS

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.
I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

Us Two by A. A. Milne

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
‘What would I do?’ I said to Pooh,
‘If it wasn’t for you,’ and Pooh said: ‘True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together,’ says Pooh, says he.
‘That’s how it is,’ says Pooh.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

People are like cities:

We all have alleys and gardens and secret rooftops and places where daisies sprout between the sidewalk cracks,

but most of the time all we let each other see is a postcard glimpse of a skyline or a polished square.

Love lets you find those hidden places in another person,

even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.

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