When Two People Marry

January 25, 2008

This beautiful poem by Helen Steiner Rice is specially dedicated to Tine & Tim who has so kindly invited me to their wedding dinner in Penang tomorrow night.

Your hearts are filled with happiness
so great and overflowing
You cannot comprehend it,
for it’s far beyond all knowing
how any heart could hold such joy
or feel the fullness of
the wonder and the glory
and the ecstasy of love.
You wish that you could capture it
and never let it go
so you might walk forever
in its magic, radiant glow.
And love in all its ecstasy
is such a fragile thing,
like gossamer in cloudless skies
or a hummingbird’s small wing.
And love that lasts forever
must be made of something strong-
The kind of strength that’s gathered
when the heart can hear no song.
When the sunshine of your wedding day
runs into stormy weather,
and hand in hand you brave the gale
and climb steep hills together,
And, clinging to each other
while the thunder rolls above,
You seek divine protection
in faith and hope and love.
For days of wine and roses
never make love’s dreams come true-
It takes sacrifice and teardrops
and problems shared by two.
To give true love its beauty,
its grandeur, and its finesse,
And to mould an earthly ecstasy
into heavenly divine’s.Β 


Related Reads: (Almost) All’s Done & A Gift from JemimaΒ & The Wedding Cards

18 Responses to “When Two People Marry”

  1. angeles Says:

    congrats to the couple!

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  3. _butt Says:

    lovely. Congrats again to Tine and Tim! May their marriage be showered with everlasting happiness and joy. πŸ™‚

    so you’ll be off to Penang then, Jemima? πŸ™‚

  4. giddy tiger Says:

    Helen Steiner Rice writes such heart-warming poems. Congratulations Tine and Tim!

  5. LB Says:

    May you have a delightful time at the Wedding, and Congrats to the Happy Couple! May they have many, many, many children!

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  7. Kyels Says:

    Congratulations to Tine and Tim!


  8. may Says:

    how so very sweet… πŸ™‚

    Congratulations to Tine and Tim! happiest congratulations and best wishes to the lucky couple!

  9. Happy Poetic Marriage to Tim and Tine. πŸ™‚

  10. kyh Says:

    congrats to the couple!

    the poem is so romantic… πŸ™‚

  11. hooiching Says:

    congrats to tim and tine!! have fun in penang, jem!!! muax

  12. mistipurple Says:

    Tine and Tim, congratulations!

    hope you enjoy your little breakaway, Jem!

  13. Lex Says:

    congrats to both of them. have a blast at the celebration and you know they say it’s the best place for singles to meet other singles.. *hint hint* hehe

  14. tihtahpah Says:

    happy chinese new year!!! all the best for you for the coming year…
    take it easy ya…

  15. Sha Says:

    That’s a really beautiful poem.. πŸ™‚

  16. kat Says:

    Hi Jem! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    How are things? Hope you are still looking at the positive side of things!

    Sorry have not been here for quite a while, it’s been a whirlwind of activity since I started driving! Hubby has started delegating jobs to me that he has had to do when I was hse-bound! πŸ˜€

    Anyway, you take care and don’t let things get you too down, ya?


  17. Tine Says:

    Thanks very much for the very lovely shoutout to Tim and I. Really was too bad you couldn’t come, was looking forward to meeting you. Still, no worries, I’m sure we’ll meet someday πŸ™‚


  18. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes..

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