A Marriage Vow
On this your special day
Each light a candle in your heart to guide your path;
Let two flames burn as one to light the way.
May their warmth vouch for your love
Which like a balm will bless you all your days,
Liberally spread like butter upon bread.
Love like bread, the staff of life, sustains.
And in straightened times of joy’s fasting
Let love not languish.
A table’s spread; gloom is not long lasting.
Grow together as a single mind
So that at every fork, the track you take
Will lead you to the place your hearts would find.