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. Seven gifted actors bring to life an exceptional range of emotions that present marriage in all its profundity and exhilaration.
This collection includes poems by William Shakespeare, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Milton, William Carlos Williams, Linda Pastan, Wendell Berry, Ogden Nash, and Raymond Carver.