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Apache Wedding Blessing
And Other Native American Poems

The Apache Wedding Blessing is the most famous of the Native American wedding poems.

The poem is often used during wedding ceremonies and in many toasts.


Below is the Apache Wedding Poem plus several other Native American poems.

Perhaps you too will find inspiration from one of these poems.

~ The Apache Wedding Prayer ~

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness.

And may your days be good
And long upon the earth.


~ Apache Blessing ~

May the sun bring you new energy by day,

May the moon softly restore you by night,

May the rain wash away your worries

And the breeze blow new strength into your being,

And all of the days of your life may you walk

Gently through the world and know its beauty.


~ Cherokee Blessing ~

May the warm winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.

May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.

May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows,
And may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.


More Native American Wedding Blessings

"May you always walk in Beauty." - Ancient Prayer


Toast Inspired by Apache Indian Prayer:

I would like to propose a toast to my bride (or bridegroom):

May we each be shelter to the other;
may we each be warmth to the other;
and may our days be good and long upon this earth.


Now, as you join your life together, intertwining your pasts, weaving them into one future, may the texture be especially strong, and may your pattern be especially beautiful.


"You are my husband (or wife),
My feet shall run because of you.
My feet, dance because of you.
My heart shall beat because of you.
My eyes, see because of you.
My mind, think because of you.
And I shall love because of you."


What is love?...It is the morning and the evening star. Thank you for loving me and becoming my wife. You are my morning and evening star.


Hawaiian Wedding Song and Eskimo Love Song

While these may not be a Native American love poem, they still have the same feel and style.

Hawaiian Wedding Song

What was sought is here;

The unknown is found

A mate is found

To share the winter winds,

and love seeks

to unite you in

A place for sleep

A heaven

While two become one.

Shadows of the dark night disappear

The eastern horizon awakes

The great day is here.

The greatest hour is now.


Eskimo Love Song

You are my husband (wife)

My feet shall run because of you

My feet dance because of you

My heart shall beat because of you

My eyes see because of you

My mind thinks because of you

And I shall love because of you.


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