Alternative Wedding Readings – Love By Roy Croft

Choosing your wedding reading or poem can be tricky.  You want something that is personal to the two of you or something you can relate to when it comes to your relationship. We now have a whole heap of wedding reading ideas on our blog so you can pick something that fits with and resonates with the two of you as a couple. From classic to alternative readings there are lots to choose from. Today we share a poem called Love by Roy Croft.


Alternative Wedding Readings - I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Jana Lynne Umipig


By Roy Croft


I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;

I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.

Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.

You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.


Alternative Wedding Readings - I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Jana Lynne Umipig


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