I am getting married in 2 months, and remembered a poem I had heard ages ago. Unfortunately, I cannot, for the life of me, recall more than a few lines. I would love to find the entire poem to read at my wedding. Please help. The line is "I love you not for what you are, but for what you will become."
I'm thinking maybe it's this oneby Roy Croft also called 'Love' also called 'To my Friend'
I love you, not for what you are, but what I am, when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped up heart and passing over all the frivolous and weak things that you cannot help seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful and radiant things that no one else has looked quite far enough to find...
I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy.
You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all.
Thanks, but the I think the one I'm looking for is Untitled by George Sand. However, if I am unable to find it in time, I might use this one. THANKS!
I have the 'Roy Croft' poem under the title 'This is Friendship' attributed to Mary C Davies. There is an extra bit - after 'far enough to find' it goes on
I love you for ignoring the possibilities of the fool in me
and for laying firm hold of the possibilities of the good in me.
I love you for closing your eys to the discord in me,
and adding to the music in me by worshipful listening.
I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life,
not a tavern but a temple,
and of the workds of my days,
not a reproach, but a song.
Then it continues as yours. I've no idea which, if either, of the attributions is correct.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2007 11:03AM by marian2.