Wedding Reading: Celtic Poem

'You cannot possess me for I belong to myself

But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give

You cannot command me for I am a free person 

But I shall serve you in those ways you require

And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand

I vow you the first cut of my meat, the first sip of my wine

From this day it will be only your name I cry out in the night

And into your eyes that I smile in the morning

I shall be a shield for your back as you are for mine

Nor shall a grievous word be spoken about us

For our marriage is sacred and no stranger will hear my grievance

Above and beyond this I will cherish and honor you

Through this life and into the next'