Simple Marriage Vows

Elizabeth Barret Browning: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
E.E. Cummings: Here is the deepest secret nobody knows:

The Bride: Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful

Simple Marriage Vows

You will anger me and grieve me and

I will never think less of you

I will snatch you when you’re wrong

But not in mixed company

Whether at your best or your worst, in your voice
I will always hear the voice of a friend
And that is how I will respond:

As though a dear friend calls to me

And if you do the same, then we will spend the years
echoing to one another
our expanding delight

 

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