16 Romantic Poems to Read at Your Wedding Ceremony
"Now Touch The Air Softly," William Jay Smith
‚ÄúNow touch the air softly, step gently, one, two...
I‚Äôll love you ‚Äôtill roses are robin‚Äôs-egg blue;
I‚Äôll love you till gravel is eaten for bread,
And lemons are orange, and lavender‚Äôs red.
Now touch the air softly, swing gently the broom.
I‚Äôll love you till windows are all of a room;
And the table is laid, And the table is bare,
And the ceiling reposes on bottomless air.
I‚Äôll love you ‚Äėtill heaven rips the stars from his coat,
And the moon rows away in a glass-bottomed boat;
And Orion steps down like a river below,
And earth is ablaze, and the oceans aglow.
So touch the air softly, and swing the broom high.
We will dust the grey mountains, and sweep the blue sky:
And I‚Äôll love you as long as the furrow the plough,
As however is ever, and ever is now.‚ÄĚ