Monday, February 7, 2011

love got you tongue-tied?

as much as we’d all love to be able to write profound, epic, heart-string tugging, earth-shattering words for our loved ones (especially this time of year). sometimes it is best to leave it to the professionals. you know, the old-school pros who definitely got it right. below i’ve compiled a short (but sweet) list of some of the best-loved (and longest lasting) words on love. so this year, if you’re feeling a little tongue-tied, maybe let someone else do the writing.

picture by m2 photography - our amazing wedding photographers
for the poet: (may know it from “did you hear about the morgans?”)
shakespeare sonnet 116:
let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
o no! it is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
within his bending sickle's compass come:
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom.
if this be error and upon me proved,
i never writ, nor no man ever loved.
 
for the traditionalist: i love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
-elizabeth barrett browning
 
for the sentimentalist: the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  they must be felt with the heart.
-helen keller
 
for the non-conformist: one should always be in love. that is the reason why one should never marry.
-oscar wilde

engagement photo shoot with m2 photography
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check it out {here}.

8 comments:

  1. such a great list of classic romance...i love the photos they really shine greaat photog!

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  2. I picked sonnet 116 to memorize for a high school English class and still remember every word. It is such a gorgeous piece and still one of my favorite love poems of all time.

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  3. aww, i loooove reading love poems! they're the best. :]

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  4. I havent read a real poem in ages!!! :(
    xxx

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  5. Wonderful blog!^^
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    marti
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  6. I'm a hopeless romantic so I love this post. I love reading Shakespeare

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  7. So beautiful and I loved reading this post..awww
    Happy Tuesday, my dear
    Kisses

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  8. nice selection of quotes! the images are very fitting too :)

    www.camerasandcupcakes.blogspot.com

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hello there. thank you for your comments - i love reading them.

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