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My love was long and yours more strong...

I Loved You First: But Afterwards Your Love

by Christina Rossetti

Poca favilla gran fiamma seconda. – Dante

Ogni altra cosa, ogni pensier va fore,
E sol ivi con voi rimansi amore. – Petrarca

I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.

I loved you first and my love was long. Your love out-soaring mine sang a much loftier song… This one by Christina Rossetti needs some thinking about. It’s all about the love that makes us one.

If you are looking for a legal wedding in Cork or a vow renewal please contact me. I am an Interfaith Celebrant and legal solemnisor. I specialise in Handfasting ceremonies and know some great wedding venues in Cork.

So if you are looking for the best wedding celebrant in Cork give me a shout. I promise your Wedding will be heartfelt, fun and everything you wanted. 

Have a search around the website. There is information on handfasting, unity candle ceremony, legal necessities for getting married and much much more. Enjoy the planning. Your big day will be here before you know it!

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