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Wedding Vows  -Wedding Poem  -Wedding Poetry by CliveBlake Wedding Vows  -Wedding Poem  -Wedding Poetry by CliveBlake

This poem has been used in many wedding ceremonies, in many different countries.

I am pleased for it to be used in this way, as long as I am acknowledged as its author and it is not used in any commercial way. 

Poetry + Photography + Audio = iPad App ‘Phoetry1’ by Ross Blewett…     <External link to iTunes to see details

Sixty of Cornish Poet, Clive Blake’s best loved poems, fused together with Chris Robbins’ fantastic photography, plus the voice of the poet reading all sixty of these poems.  
This all brought together as an iPad App, including special realistic page-turning technology, by the very skilful Ross Blewett.

This product joins the DVD and CD which are all based on the extremely successful hard-backed phoetry book, ‘View Points and Points of View’.

Clive is featured in the United Press (UK) publications:
'The Best Poets of 2013'
'Ten of the Best' (Poets of 2013)


Wedding Vows (Love Poetry -Wedding Poetry) Phoetry - Visual Poetry - Love Poetry - Poetry

May we forever be lovers,
May we forever be friends,
And should we hurt each other,
May we quickly make amends.

May we enjoy our passion,
But never let compassion die,
Thinking in selfless terms as we,
Never emphasising I.

May we forever be soul-mates,
May our love eternally last,
May the food of love sustain us,
May we never have to fast.

May we use each other’s strengths,
When we are feeling weak,
May we both learn to compromise,
And always as one voice speak.

May we never keep dark secrets,
May we never tell each other lies,
May we both work unceasingly,
To ensure our love never dies.

I would love to hear from you if you do decide to use this poem, or have already used this poem, during your wedding ceremony.
You can do this either by leaving a comment on this deviations comments, or via my e-mail address; - Thank you -

Love Poetry:
I've not uploaded much of my Love Poetry yet, but if you like this Wedding/Love Poetry, you might also like… “I've Found Someone Who” (by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) …… “Colour Fading Never” (Love Poem) …
which are part of my range of Love Poetry and are also suitable to use at wedding ceremonies and can be found on my gallery.

If you like your Love Phoetry/Love Poetry a little less serious, punnier/tongue-in-cheek you might want to look at "I Once Had A Relation-Ship"

This 'phoem' is titled "Wedding Vows” (Love Poetry -Wedding Poetry) Phoetry – Visual Poetry – Concrete Poetry - Love Poetry - Poetry,
from the 'Phoetry Book', View Points and Points of View".

I describe Phoetry as a fusion of poetry and photography.
I came up with the Phoetry concept in 1994.
Phoetry can also be described as Visual Poetry and loosely described as Concrete Poetry.

The poetry is by Cornish Poet Clive Blake
photography by Chris Robbins MPAGB, AFIAP.

View Points and Points of View
was published by Emu House Publications
Book design and typography by Adrian Blake…
of deviantART *hairycheesecake fame…
Adrian Blake also undertakes Wedding Photography

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sampea Featured By Owner 4 days ago
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I'v been noticing that you've been doing poems on an app, can you tell me what it is.
CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Yes, in 2009 many (sixty) of my most popular poems were published in a hard backed Phoetry Book, entitled 'View Points and Points of View'.  This book has proved so popular that it has also been recreated in DVD and a CD formats.  It has now also been recreated as an iPad App ('Phoetry1' by Ross Blewett).  I invented the concept of 'Phoetry' in the early 1990s and describe it as a fusion of poetry and photography. This iPad App is a very exciting new development, as it too recreates my original book, but also adds the audio of me reading all of the poems.  This combined with 'realistic page turning technology', makes this App unique.  An iPhoe version should be available in the next couple of weeks or so. Thank you for your interest.
:) :)
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for telling me that. I'm not surprised at all about that because you are amazing at poetry.
CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Writer
:) :)
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
That was so amazing and beautiful again. That was also a very sweet love story and I love the picture. I love the words at the end of every sentence. It is very sweet also. I like the poem also because you can sing it or speak it and either way it sounds beautiful.Pinkie Chibi Pie Dancing 
CliveBlake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you for your very kind words.  This is one of my most popular poems and has been used in wedding ceremonies all over the world.  The photograph is of a very happily married couple in their eighties.  This is just one of the sixty poems in my Phoetry Book, 'View Points and Points of View'.
:) :)
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thats really cool, Thank you for telling me.
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