As Valentine's Day approaches, I thought I'd share one of my favorite love poems with you. We created our own DIY wedding ceremony and one of my sisters read this poem (she's the one reading in the pic, and despite my and my now husbands alarmed/distressed looks, we were actually very happy to be getting married!)
When looking for a poem, this one moved me to tears each time I read it, that was basically my selection process! If you find that it moves you as well, maybe it's something your sweetie will appreciate too this v-day.
by Edwin Muir
Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face.
I in my mind had waited for this long,
Seeing the false and searching for the true,
Then found you as a traveller finds a place
Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads. But you,
What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste,
A well of water in a country dry,
Or anything that's honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world seem bright. Your open heart,
Simple with giving, gives the primal deed,
The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed,
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea.
Not beautiful or rare in every part.
But like yourself, as they were meant to be.