On Marriage

You were born together,
and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when the white wings
of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the
silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

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.

~ The Prophet, Khalil Gibran

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  • We had that poem at our wedding too- parts of it anyway :>) Beautiful photos. Looks like your having a good time!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful and perfectly poignant as i’m recently engaged and planning a wedding of my own! thanks for sharing. lovely photos.



  • These pictures are as sweet as the beautiful poem in this post.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful. I just adore the variety of the posts from Singapore. Well done, Danielle (and a longer note from me soon!)ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous poem, there are some very valid points in there. It looks like you attended a lovely wedding.ReplyCancel

  • outsideoslo

    Great photos. The bride and groom will have some great memories thanks to your skilled eye!ReplyCancel

  • Zen

    Hi Babe! Thanks for the lovely poem, the lovely recital and most importantly, your presence. I hold the heart felt speech that you gave dearly and close to my heart. Thanks for being here, together with M. It meant the world to me (& Rob)! =)ReplyCancel

  • Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful poem, I did not know it until now….

    What a beautiful post this was!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    Love it. We used that as a reading in our wedding 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Adelina

    Lovely post! Beautiful dress/ pictures! I first picked up a copy of “The Prophet” when I was in high school….like over 15 years ago, and immediately felt in love with it! It is very appropriated for the special occasion!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely photos 🙂

    Cheers, Niconica

  • Beautiful photos and I love that poem.ReplyCancel

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