I gave a speech at the reception and I will spare you the full thing, but I wanted to leave you with a poem that I read at the end of the toast. Yes, I am that cornball who has no shame reading a poem in wedding toasts. I mean, I did spend most of my own wedding trying to sneak some sort of poem in. The best days include poetry, and Matt and Megan’s wedding was definitely a best day.
No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste,
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,
But in the rush of everything to waste,
That you may have the power of standing still —
Off any still or moving thing you say.
Two such as you with master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.
-Robert Frost The Master Speed