Made in Britain
can be personalised
A witty, heartfelt marriage poem which explores the extraordinary and everyday aspects of being in a relationship. Can be adapted to suit the couple.
Our funny, honest and moving marriage print makes the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries and valentines day. It is also suitable as a reading at a wedding ceremony.
The poem comes ready framed.
Written by Bespoke Verse poet Joanna Miller, this poem has featured in magazines such as 'Wedding Ideas' and 'Unique Bride'. In 2013 she won the Wedding Industry Experts award for 'Best Wedding Writer.'
Whether it's snoring, Sunday roasting or shoulder-providing, everyone will recognise the range of shared experiences and feelings 'What is a Marriage?' describes.
For an additional fee, you can add a message at the bottom. To do this we will remove the last two rhyming lines.
What is a Marriage?
It’s loving & cherishing, loyally relishing.
It’s hosting & toasting & Sunday roasting
It’s enduring, alluring & most reassuring
It’s guessing, confessing & nightly undressing.
It’s often surprising, involves compromising
It’s mending, depending, & can be heart-rending
It’s trying, relying, a little white lying
It’s snoring, adoring, occasionally boring.
It’s knowing & showing, & mutually growing
It’s packing & moving, anxiety soothing
It’s having & holding, the odd little scolding
It’s nursing, & cursing when driving (reversing.)
It’s compliment giving & always forgiving
It’s planning & booking & help with unhooking
It’s sharing & caring & dressing gown wearing
It’s walking, it’s talking & bottle uncorking.
It’s tender supporting & raucous cavorting
It’s secret confiding & shoulder providing
It’s readily praising & often amazing
It’s liking, respecting & calmly accepting.
It’s cleaning, it’s mopping, it’s waltzing & bopping
It’s needing, conceding & possibly breeding
It’s chatting, conspiring & thoughts of retiring
It’s playing & paying, it’s coping & staying.
It’s comfort when weeping, a warm body sleeping
It’s lives interweaving and always believing...
That’s what makes a marriage.
Copyright Joanna Miller
The poem is printed onto the highest quality GF Smith white A4 card (250gsm) using Dura-Bright waterproof ink. There is no mount around the print.
The lightweight wooden frame is matt white with a slightly grained effect. It has a hook for wall hanging. The front is glass.
Each frame is hand finished in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild commended framers using Italian moulding. The product is dispatched in a purpose-made picture box.
The print is H30 x W21cm (A4) and comes ready framed: H34.5 x W25.7 x D2cm