Love Poem #4: On Marriage
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? So every Thursday, we'll bring you some of our favorite love poems that will leave you sighing and swooning! Even better, they also double as quotables if you choose to personalize your vows:
Today, we have an excerpt from Lebanese-American poet Khahil Jubran. Much of Gibran's writings deal with Christianity, especially on the topic of spiritual love, and his poetry was one of the influences of the Beatle's song Julia.
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 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 cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Posted by Natalie T.