Your library will have the perfect poem for your wedding or civil celebration, whether you prefer a traditional reading or a more contemporary poem.

Featured book coverIan Duhig

Ian Duhig's witty and bizarre poems are profane and profound, often drawing on tall tales and strange episodes from history Irish legend and colonial lore. For a modern, unique wedding reading "Bridled Vows" is an excellent choice, in the featured collection The Lammas Hireling.

Featured book coverRoger McGough

Roger McGough CBE is a well-known English performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright – and one of the leading members of the Liverpool Poets. His poem "Vow" is a unique, slightly quirky wedding reading, that with gentle humour carries a serious understanding of the undertaking of married life and love. Read more in Selected Poems

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There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.John Cage, composer