Chinese Wedding Poems

Performing a Chinese wedding tomorrow.  Check out these awesome poems I found.

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Without words, without even understanding,

lovers find each other.
… The moment of finding is always a surprise,
like meeting an old friend never before known.

Here is another and I love this one:

Married Love

You and I

Have so much love

That it

Burns like a fire,

In which we bake a lump of clay

Molded into a figure of you

And a figure of me.

Then we take both of them,

And break them into pieces,

And mix the pieces with waterAnd mold again a figure of you,

And a figure of me.

I am in your clay.

You are in my clay.

In life we share a single quilt.

In death we will share one bed.

 

Kuan Tao-Sheng

(1262-1319)

 

I love it,  we are of the same lump of clay.  Totally beautiful.  This will be my blessing on the couple.  In life may they share a single quilt and in death may they share one bed.  What a beautiful metaphor.

 

 

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