Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:01

Wedding Reading Pick: January 2017

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There are so many delightful non-religious wedding readings out there, that we came up with an excellent idea. Each month we'll post our favourite in the hope that it helps you with your wedding planning!

 Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman

Listen, I will be honest with you …
I do not offer the old smooth prizes
But offer rough new prizes
These are the days that must happen to you:

You shall not heap up what is called riches,
You shall scatter with lavish hand
all that you earn or achieve.
However sweet the laid up stores,
However convenient the dwelling,
you shall not remain there.
However sheltered the port,
However calm the waters,
you shall not anchor there.
However welcome the hospitality that welcomes you,
you are permitted to receive it but a little while.
Afoot and lighthearted, take to the open road
Healthy, free, the world before you
The long brown path before you,
Leading wherever you choose.

Say only to one another:

Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money;
I give you myself before preaching and law:
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?

Stef

Holly Sophia Howard is a freelance writer who loves interior design, being by the sea and anything and everything to do with weddings.

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