also known as: church readings, readings, wedding poetry, wedding readings, wedding speeches.
Your library will have the perfect poem for your wedding, whether you prefer a traditional reading or a more contemporary poem. You can borrow these anthologies for free from our exclusive collection the Northern Poetry Library and from our libraries.
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Northern Poetry Library
The Northern Poetry Library has many contemporary poetry
anthologies to choose from, including:
E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings is remembered as
an eminent and popular voice of 20th century
poetry. He wrote several poems that could be suitable for
weddings, including "I Carry Your Heart".
Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan,
grew up in Glasgow, and now divides her time between Bombay and
London. Her main themes are drawn from a life of transitions.
Her poem "I Take" is a lyrical and unusual choice for a wedding
Ian Duhig's witty and bizarre poems are
profane and profound, often drawing on tall tales and strange
episodes from history Irish legend and colonial lore. For a
modern, unique wedding reading "Bridled Vows" is an
Roger McGough CBE is a well-known English performance
poet. He presents the BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry
Please and records voice-overs for adverts. His poem
"Vow" is a unique, slightly quirky wedding reading.
Poetry at Other Libraries
Find poetry by classic poets and anthologies full of poems and
readings old and new.
Christina Rossetti was born into
a predominantly Italian family in London. While her lyrics and
carols remain popular, she also wrote fantasy, mystical and
religious poems as well as stories and books for children.
Many of Christina Rossetti's romantic poems are suitable for
wedding readings, such as "A Birthday".
Robert Burns is widely regarded
as the national
poet of Scotland, and is celebrated
worldwide. He was a pioneer of the Romantic movement and many of
his poems make beautiful wedding readings, including "A Red, Red
Anthologies of Wedding Poetry, Vows, Readings & Music