Many fans of Lord of the Rings will love the idea of a wedding reading by J.R.R. Tolkien, and we’ve found just the one! This isn’t about hobbits, dragons, or indeed rings, this beautiful poem was written by Tolkien for his wife of over 50 years, Edith. Short, sweet and so romantic, I think you’ll agree, this would make a pretty special ceremony reading!
Ceremony Reading by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lo! Young we are and yet have stood
like planted hearts in the great Sun
of Love so long (as two fair trees
in woodland or in open dale
stand utterly entwined and breathe
the airs and suck the very light
together) that we have become
as one, deep rooted in the soil
of Life and tangled in the sweet growth.
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