I am trying so hard to get the best card or congratulatory gesture for my wife for recently passing the bar. If I could find the right poem I can put together a card that can delivery this powerful message that I am trying to convey in a romantic sense. Can you stear me in the righ direction?
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
-- 1st Baron Tennyson
You've never passed a bar in your life.
He did once, but that was only because the one next door was having a two-for-one special.
DEAR, they are praising your beauty,
The grass and the sky:
The sky in a silence of wonder,
The grass in a sigh.
I too would sing for your praising,
Dearest, had I
Speech as the whispering grass,
Or the silent sky.
These have an art for the praising
Beauty so high.
Sweet, you are praised in a silence,
Sung in a sigh.
"At such humor, I find I am highly
Insulted, and therefore I'll shyly,
Though knowing it's risky,
Imbibe a small whiskey
Like Jamison," soured Hugh, wryly.
1st Baron Tennyson?
I mean, what kind of a guy attributes a poem to 1st Baron Tennyson?
Hugh, that's hugh.