Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou

The power of a poet is the ability to weave words in such a way as to shed light into the dark and hidden places of our heartland allowing us to glow and grow with new life. Maya Angelou is a poet and prophet who shows us truth and cast a beautiful light into our lives. Thank you Maya.

Touched by an Angel by Maya Angelou, Poet

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love which sets us free.

We hope this poem has been helpful to you on your journey and you have enjoyed your visit.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share, in your life,  and, like gems, are unique and personal.

I (can’t) Promise You- Bahl

On a beautiful Friday evening in Bristol, Rhode Island, Aly and Brandon celebrated their wedding. This warm and sensitive couple modified a poem ascribed to Bhal with the first line being I can’t promise you. In their program, Aly and Brandon simply identified the piece as: I Promise You

I can’t promise you
that dark clouds
will never hover
over our lives
or that the future
will bring us many rainbows.
I can’t promise you
that tomorrow
will be perfect
or that life will be easy.
I can promise you
my everlasting devotion,
my loyalty,
my respect,
and my unconditional
love for a lifetime.
I can promise that
I’ll always
be there for you,
to listen
and to hold your hand,
and I’ll always do
my best to make you happy,
and make you feel loved.
I can promise that
I’ll see you through
any crisis,
and hope with you,
dream with you,
build with you,
and always cheer you on
and encourage you.
I can promise that
I’ll share my dreams my world,
and every aspect
of my life with you.
I’ll willingly be
your protector,
your advisor,
your counselor,
your friend,
your family,
your everything.
And I believe that’s
what love is truly all about.

We hope this poem has been helpful to you on your journey and you have enjoyed your visit.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

The Shortest Day, by Susan Cooper

This poem was sent to me by a dear friend and mentor. Like myself he loves the arrival of the winter solstice  for all the hope it brings. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, may the days of growing light bring more hope each day. For those in the south, comfort, as you move into your seasons of comfort, rest and quiet.Regardless of where you are on our small planet, may you share love and receive abundance and as we transition to a new year.

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

 So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
to drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive,
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, revelling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us – Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!!

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Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

Pooh and Piglet- Two Readings

Pooh and Piglet, two beautiful character with whom we can all identify. These two snapshots of Pooh  have been favorites of ours for years, they always make us smile, and maybe, just maybe, give one of us wet eyes.

Us Too – A. A. Milne

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
”Where are you going today?” says Pooh:
”Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too.
Let’s go together,” say Pooh, says he.
”Let’s go together,” says Pooh.

“What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh.
(“Twice what?” said Pooh to Me.)
”I think it ought to be twenty-two.”
”Just what I think myself,” said Pooh.
”It wasn’t an easy sum to do,
But that’s what it is,” said Pooh, said he.
”That’s what it is,” said Pooh.

“Let’s look for dragons,” I said to Pooh.
”Yes, let’s,” said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few –
”Yes, those are dragons all right,” said Pooh.
”As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That’s what they,” said Pooh, said he.
”That’s what the yare,” said Pooh.

“Let’s frighten the dragons,” I said to Pooh.
”That’s right,” said Pooh to Me.
”I’m not afraid,” I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted “Shoo!
Silly old dragons!” — and off they flew.
”I wasn’t afraid,” said Pooh, said he,
”I’m never afraid with you.”

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
”What would I do?” I said to Pooh,
”If it wasn’t for you,” and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two
Can stick together,” say Pooh, says he.
”That’s how it is,” says Pooh.

 

The House at Pooh Corner – A. A. Milne
“Pooh” whispered Piglet. 
“Yes, Piglet” replied Pooh.
 “Nothing,” answered Piglet,
 “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
 “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” 
“It’s so much more friendly with two.”
 “Pooh, promise me you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I am a hundred.” 
Pooh thought for a little.
 “How old shall I be then?”
 “Ninety-nine.”
 Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said. “Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.”

 

We hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

 

Reading from The Great Gatsby

The weather last Friday was flawless as we gather at the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI not far from the site where the Robert Redford version of the Great Gatsby movie was filmed in the 1970’s. Maria and Chris danced down the aisle to their wedding ceremony. They stood in the center of the circle of their. This was the reading from the Great Gatsby they shared with their community of close family and friends.

“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” (Fitzgerald 117- Chapter 6)

There was not a dry eye in the community of guests gathered to share in their love.We hope you have enjoyed your visit and this has been helpful.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

 

from Something Great by M.Clark

During a very tender and intimate family wedding ceremony, in a town park in Charlestown, RI, Ron and Kim shared their wedding vows. What follows is the reading they used during their ceremony. They modified the piece from a paragraph in the book Something Great by M.Clark. Kim took poetic license to make the words more personal for the two of them.  Kim and Ron used these words as a reading in their ceremony. We think the essay  could also easily be the foundation for marriage vows.

“You are the one who lifts me up and never lets my feet touch the ground.
The one who loves me so much and puts me above everything else.
The one who will love me on the sunny days, but will love me most through the heavy, thunderous storms.
Who shelters me, romances me, loves me until you have given me your all.
In return, I promise to love you hard and give back to you all you have given me.”

 

We hope you have enjoyed your visit and this has been helpful to you on your journey.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
Please like us, share and visit our other sites to help prepare for your big day.

 

Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

 

Poem: The Peace of Wild Things Wendell Berry

On Thursday nights from March to December, Providence Rhode Island celebrates Gallery Night. Gallery Night is when local art galleries and museums are open free to the public.

One of the galleries featured recently was the alternative gallery space of AS220. www.as220.org , an artistic collaborative.

Steve Martin, a photographer, was one of the featured artists at the gallery.He began his artist statement with the poem: The Peace of Wild Things, by Wendell Berry. I am touched by the poem’s simple and gentle images of nature and the invitation to a quiet place to reflect and be.

The Peace of Wild Things.Wendell Berry

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit and this has been helpful to you on your journey.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte 

Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Ritual Makers, Consultants
Please like us, share and visit our other sites to help prepare for your big day.
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.