Because like Roots We Intertwine

Music: Fugue in Eb Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Yo Tomita
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BEST MAN*

Because like roots we intertwine,
Planted in a single place,
Your happiness is also mine,

Deep as love's first twisting sign
In that most labyrinthine space.
Because like roots we intertwine

And each for each the world designed,
Wrestling towards a common grace,
Your happiness is also mine

Though shared in ways we can't define,
Too close to touch, too vast to trace.
Because like roots we intertwine,

Obliterating every line
That might divide our long embrace,
Your happiness is also mine

As you with nuptial vows combine,
And with your loved one lines erase.
Like roots, your lives will intertwine.
Then let your happiness be mine!

MAID OF HONOR

Because like roots we intertwine,
Living in a long embrace,
Your happiness is also mine,

Spilling over, just as wine
Must flood the heart's too narrow space.
Because like roots we intertwine

And each for each must life define
In ways too myriad to trace,
Your happiness is also mine,

A joy that knows no boundary line,
Nor limit to its golden grace.
Because like roots we intertwine

And over years did love refine,
Planted in our single place,
Your happiness is also mine

As you with nuptial vows combine,
And with your loved one lines erase.
Like roots, your lives will intertwine.
Then let your happiness be mine!

*This poem assumes that the best man is the groom's brother and the maid/matron of honor is the bride's sister. If only one of these is true, you can use either of the poems, either of which would work for the best man or the maid/matron of honor.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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