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Old 06-21-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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You cannot posses me for I belong to myself
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannot command me for I am a free person
But I shall serve you in those ways you require
And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand
I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry aloud in the night
And the eyes into which I smile in the morning
I pledge to you the first bite from my meat
And the first drink from my cup
I pledge to you my living and my dying, equally in your care
And tell no strangers our grievances
This is my wedding vow to you
This is a marriage of equals


From Finn McCool, by Morgan Llewelyn.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Well, to find the verses, I did have to look up Brehon law, marriage vows...wasn't finding anything using the author's name and wedding vows.

I read the book a few years ago, three or four...and wanted to be sure I'd gotten them absolutely correct.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Originally Posted by TKramar View Post
You cannot posses me for I belong to myself
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannot command me for I am a free person
But I shall serve you in those ways you require
And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand
I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry aloud in the night
And the eyes into which I smile in the morning
I pledge to you the first bite from my meat
And the first drink from my cup
I pledge to you my living and my dying, equally in your care
And tell no strangers our grievances
This is my wedding vow to you
This is a marriage of equals


From Finn McCool, by Morgan Llewelyn.
Funny... most of these could be called "modernistic American wedding vows"... especially the line about "while we both wish it, I give you what is mine to give". Many divorces happen today because one or both people stop "wishing it".

As for me and my marriage, give me "until death do us part".
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