I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching and law;
Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
excerpt from "Song of the Open Road",
This was printed on the back of our wedding programs. No, it's not our anniversary; that was in April. But Whitman is my favorite poet, and, as the years have passed, these words have come to mean much more than we originally thought.