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Ordinary Love wedding reading

By Published On: September 8, 2023Categories: Awesome Wedding Readings
This entry is part 45 of 52 in the series Awesome Wedding Readings

Here’s the next in my series of awesome wedding readings you might like to include in your wedding ceremony!

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a marriage ceremony. They’re a way of expressing something in a way that’s different from anything you or I can come up with, and they’re also a way of including additional people in the ceremony if you want to.

We’re not necessarily talking about Bible readings here, although you can include Bible passages if you want. You might like to consider poems, passages from films or books (especially those written for children), or song lyrics. To give an even more personal touch, some couples ask their loved ones to write something specifically for their ceremony. There are plenty of options!

Ordinary Love, by Donna Ashworth

Donna Ashworth is one of my favourite poets; her funeral poems in particular often do the rounds on social media. She has several suitable for weddings, but this is my favourite.

Some people love
in grandness
displaying that bright love
like a fountain of fiery romance
to rain flowers forevermore
upon the apple of their eye
telling the world
this love is extraordinary.

And because this love
is so visibly majestic to behold
it is revered and desired
by those without it.

But some people love
in ordinary
diligently and consistently
drip-feeding their love
in nurture form
often unseen or unnoticed
rarely celebrated
always reliable.

And because this love
is so humble
it can be brushed away
as unimportant

yet without it

worlds would crumble
lives would fall apart
and souls would be forever-seeking
their flamboyant mate

while passing by
their very cornerstone
right under the nose.

I guess what I am trying to say is

there is no such thing as ordinary love
it is all quite amazingly
profoundly
extraordinary

whether it shouts frmo the rooftops
or whispers in the holding of a hand.

You just have
to see it
to make it
the wondrous entity

you seek.

 

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