The ceremony itself is just two words: "I do". But lots more has been written about the anticipation, the event, and the aftermath, and The Voices of Marriage gathers the best poems ever written on this most extraordinary moment, at once the most private and the most public, in a person's life. From Shakespeare to our own day, here are poets whose lines sparkle with wit, or hush with mystery.
Love: it is the single human emotion that has inspired the most passionate and despairing poems in the language. Words sprung from the heart, this collection of our greatest love poems speaks to our deepest memories, our most ardent longings. In The Voices of Love, 10 talented actors read the enthralling testimony of poets over the centuries, who write of the heart's desires, the soul's choice. Here is life at its most intense. Listen, and be changed forever.