For Marriage

This Saturday I am performing my first wedding! Off and on over the past few weeks I’ve sequestered myself in my studio for hours at a time writing and rewriting until only the words with just the right sentiment for the couple I’m working with remain.

It was a beautiful feeling when everything finally came together.

Just today, I discovered a poem by John O’Donohue that I had tucked away. Oh, would I love to read this one at a wedding ceremony.

My hope is that in the not too distant future, another couple will also resonate with this poem and I’ll be reading “For Marriage” to those who have gathered to witness their celebration of love.

For Marriage

As spring unfolds the dream of the earth,
May you bring each other’s hearts to birth.

As the ocean finds calm in view of land,
May you love the gaze of each other’s mind.

As the wind arises free and wild,
May nothing negative control your lives.

As kindly as moonlight might search the dark,
So gentle may you be when light grows scarce.

As surprised as the silence that music opens,
May your words for each other be touched with reverence.

As warmly as the air draws in the light,
May you welcome each other’s every gift.

As elegant as dream absorbing the night,
May sleep find you clear of anger and hurt.

As twilight harvests all the day’s color,
May love bring you home to each other.


And my wish for you is… that in the reading of this poem today that you are able to let love bring you home to yourself.

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  1. Rebecca Wood
    Posted October 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    This is a beautiful poem. I came home to myself and have been true tonight I am grateful.

    • Jovanna
      Posted October 24, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink


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