A Wedding Poem?

One of my favourite poems is the Life That I Have by Leo Marx. I first heard it on the film, Carve Her Name With Pride about the true story of Violet Szabo who was a secret agent during the Second World War, the poem is as follows:

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

To me, it is one of the most beautiful but poignant poems of all time…would it make a good wedding day poem in this day and age…well Chelsea Clinton thought so a few years back, she used it in her marriage to Mark Mezvinsky…

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Peace out – from: Nancy Lisa Barrett Photography  x

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