The Poetry of Weddings (Audiobook)
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Read by Ghizela Rowe, Stella Gonet & Alex Jennings (Unabridged: 1hr 24mins)

Featuring poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Burns, Tagore, Emily Dickinson, WB Yeats & more.

Whilst those of us old enough to remember the sixties might have thought weddings would become obsolete for all but the faithful, they still seem for the majority of us to be the benchmark, the gold standard of a relationship.

This symbol of love, commitment and sacrifice between two people, albeit for most, no longer mirroring the union between God and His Church, endures.  Others have found other words with which to celebrate, share and state their love, their spiritual and emotional commitment in front of family, friends and the wider world.

This wide-ranging and inclusive volume contains some of the most beautiful verses ever created in the English language from some of its greatest classic poetical voices including Shakespeare, John Donne, John Keats, Edna St Vincent Millay and Sara Teasdale. 

Whether conventional, convenient or gimmicky, love is the theme and the feeling and used to offer the vows without focusing on the religious but still providing the personal and universal of that very mysterious emotion, love.

In this compilation - 

1 - The Poetry of Weddings - An Introduction
2 - Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
3 - I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
4 - Wild Nights, Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson
5 - My Delight and Your Delight by Robert Seymour Bridges
6 - The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
7 - The Sunne Rising by John Donne
8 - The Bride by Laurence Hope aka Violet Nicholson
9 - Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal from The Princess by Alfred Lord Tennyson
10 - A Red Red Rose by Robert Burns
11 - A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly
12 - Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller
13 - Song of the Flower by Khalil Gibran
14 - Fidelity by D H Lawrence
15 - Sonnet 18 - Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day by William Shakespeare
16 - She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron
17 - Beauty That Is Never Old by James Weldon Johnson
18 - When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face by Edna St Vincent Millay
19 - Bright Star by John Keats
20 - Falling Stars by Rainer Maria Rilke
21 - Unending Love by Tagore
22 - How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
23 - He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats
24 - One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand by Edmund Spenser
25 - To One Persuading a Lady To Marriage by Katherine Phillips
26 - Epithalamion by James Elroy Flecker
27 - Marriage Morning by Alfred Lord Tennyson
28 - The Wedding Morning by Francis Ledwidge
29 - Wedding Day by Edith Nesbit
30 - Wedding Song by Jehudah Halevi
31 - A Wedding Song by Jean Inglelow
32 - A Bridal Song by John Ford
33 - A Bridal Toast by James Madison Bell
34 - Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins
35 - The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
36 - The Bride by Henry Alford
37 - Wedded by Isaac Rosenberg
38 - A Nuptial Verse to Mistress Elizabeth Lee, Now Lady Tracy by Robert Herrick
39 - Nuptial Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
40 - Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar
41 - Beloved by Hafiz
42 - Bridal Birth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
43 - June, a Tale by William Cowper
44 - The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell
45 - Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William Shakespeare
46 - The Good Morrow by John Donne
47 - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
48 - To a Husband by Anne Kingsmill Finch
49 - Sonnet To My Wife by Thomas Hood
50 - A Birthday by Christina Rossetti
51 - I Am Not Yours by Sara Teasdale
52 - Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) by Edna St Vincent Millay
53 - To The Beloved by Alice Meynell
54 - My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His by Sir Phillip Sidney
55 - An Extract Of The Wife's Will by Charlotte Bronte
56 - When You Are Old by W B Yeats
57 - The Golden Wedding of Sterling and Sarah Lanier September the 27th 1868 by Sidney Lanier
58 - Wife to Husband by Christina Georgina Rossetti
59 - He Bids His Beloved Be at Peace by W B Yeats
60 - The Bride by Rainer Maria Rilke
61 - On Love by Khalil Gibran
62 - On Marriage by Khalil Gibran