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Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Sandra (---.range217-42.btcentralplus.com)
Date: October 17, 2003 09:40AM

Hi

Would anyone be able to help me. I would like to find a poem to write in a card to two friends who are getting married.

If anyone knows of any sites you can direct me to, or any poems you could recommend, I would be really grateful.

Thanks in advance.


Sandra


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: October 17, 2003 11:02AM

How about this one by Tennyson:

Marriage Morning

Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
Oh, the woods and the meadows,
Woods where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stay'd to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!

Light, so low in the vale
You flash and lighten afar,
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning start.
Flash, I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood,
Oh, lighten into my eyes and heart,
Into my heart and my blood!

Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O heart, are you great enough for love?
I have heard of thorns and briers,
Over the meadow and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash for a million miles.


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Talia (216.117.99.---)
Date: October 17, 2003 11:08AM

I like Chesil's poem...you can also scroll down and find the thread "Most Romantic Poem".....a plethera to choose from.


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 17, 2003 04:52PM

There are TOO MANY wedding poems, that's the trouble!

Any net search for [wedding + poem] or [marriage + poem] will yet you so many hits you won't know what to do with them!

I suggest you choose something PERSONAL: something YOU like. They will probably get lots of cards and poems, and they'll remember the ones that really feel like the person who sent them.

Better still, write something. Even if it's a silly thing with horrible rhymes for each of their names, they'll keep that even when they've thrown away the Shakespeare and Tennyson and Corso.


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: October 18, 2003 08:01AM

A fairly short one that a couple in love should be delighted with would be:

A Birthday
by Christina Georgina Rossetti. 1830–1894

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.



Post Edited (10-19-03 09:36)


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 18, 2003 11:35AM

Tennyson's Marriage Morning is the third poem in succession by him, posted here, that isn't in my copy of Tennyson's Poetical Works. I'd sue under the trades descriptions act did said volume not predate said act! GRRRR!


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: October 18, 2003 02:45PM

Marian, my volume is huige, the coffee table bows under its weight and yet that isn't the complete poems. The man's output was unfeasibly large, as they might say in Vis.


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: October 18, 2003 05:15PM

Lest the beauty of Chesil's/Tennyson's offering be marred by a typo, I think the word at the end of stanza 2, line 4, should be 'star'.

Did T content himself with 7 lines in stanza 3, or is there a missing line?


Re: Wedding Poetry
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: October 18, 2003 07:47PM

Let's try again smiling smiley

Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
Oh, the woods and the meadows,
Woods where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stay’d to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!

Light, so low in the vale
You flash and lighten afar,
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star.
Flash, I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood,
Oh, lighten into my eyes and my heart,
Into my heart and my blood!

Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O heart, are you great enough for love?
I have heard of thorns and briers.
Over the thorns and briers,
Over the meadows and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash for a million miles.




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