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Thread #116243   Message #2494849
Posted By: Cyparissa
15-Nov-08 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: Best verses about love
Subject: Best verses about love
Hello all!

I've recently been scanning my folk song collection to find the best lines about love, but I'm having an awful lot of trouble finding something appropriate.

Basically, I'm getting married this summer (hopefully! There's still a lot of visa work to do, not to mention organizing...), and I've been designing wedding rings for myself and my fiance. For mine, I'd very much love to have a line from a folk song inscribed on the inside- it would really mean a lot to me. The trouble is, most folk songs are tragic and/or morbid, as I'm sure you've all noticed, so finding something appropriate is very difficult.

So far, I've got the final line of "When My Love and I Parted," which, despite the title, actually works:

"No fate can sever my love from me, for his heart is a river and mine the sea."

I've also considered a verse from Jean Ritchie's "One I Love," though it's a bit long for an inscription:

"When the fire to ice will turn, and when the icy sea will burn, and when those rocks will melt in the sun, my love for you has just begun."

Does anyone else have any suggestions? I'd prefer lines from traditional songs, but any good lines would be appreciated. :) Thanks!