I love poetry! But not everyone does, and that’s OK.
Poetry in a ceremony doesn’t have to be high-brow, over-romantic or hard to understand. There are such wonderful poems and readings that can add warmth and humour to your wedding. It’s also a lovely way to involve someone special in your ceremony by asking them to read for you.
Here is one of my favourites…
“All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,”
by Robert Fulgham
All of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom is not always found at the high end of a university education, but there in the sandpit at kindy.
These are the things I learned…
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Give them to someone who feels sad.
Live a balanced life.
Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day.
Take a nap every afternoon.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.