10.19.2010

Wedding Poem

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An avid lover of poetry, I sent Kevin this poem in a love letter one day, back when we were still dating. It will always remind me of us, because I think when you love each other, you are responsible for keeping the dreams and hopes of the other safe.

When my sister Melissa was making my wedding guest book (I promise the most gorgeous thing, which deserves its own post) she asked me if there was a quote or anything I wanted included in the book. I immediately thought of this Langston Hughes poem. It will always be ours.

The Dream Keeper

Bring me all of your dreams,
you dreamers,
Bring me all your heart melodies,
that I may wrap them in a blue cloud cloth,
Away from the too rough fingers of the world.

photo by Sheena.

11 comments:

Emily Frame said...

i love this poem, always have, but never tied it to marriage. so sweet, thank you!

Michelle said...

I love this!! Absolutely love it!

city girl said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

stephanie said...

Langston Hughes is one of my two favorite poets (the other is Pablo Neruda). You chose a lovely poem :) xo

david said...

"It is said some lives are linked across time, connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages" It's the quote placed at the end of the movie "Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time"-...I watched yesterday.
I believe that what Langston says is possible. And I believe this happens for reasons much more special than they appear.

ps:thinking this way, I feel a deep emptiness in my inside when I think of what Neo-Darwinism says: "Our existence is a simple chemical accident ".- I do not disagree, but I feel so empty...

7upkels said...

love. and that photo is beautiful.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a sweet poem!

Brittany said...

This is beautiful. And even more so for a wedding. I love Langston Hughes. "A Dream Deferred" is one of my favorites.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

what a sweet poem. If this is your poem does that mean you don't have a song.. or do you have a song as well as a poem? You two are so dreamy

Heather said...

Sweet Mands. I really like this poem! You want to take Book binding with me next semester!? If only you were still in school...

Half Dressed said...

Aww this poem is really sweet, I love how there is always a poem/song/line that is special to each couple. My boy got ours engraved on my locket :)

L x
Half Dressed