Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Poetry Bus Attends a Wedding


Don't Feed the Pixies is driving the bus this week, along with his trusty side-kick Argent (please go to her site to check out other wedding poems – you never know, you might find something you can read as a wedding toast). DFTP has told us to write a non-religious poem to be read at a wedding. Well, I just happen to have such a poem – written five years ago for a cousin's wedding (it was for a scrapbook for her - I was glad to contribute since I couldn't attend the wedding). I did update it slightly (because, you know, it's five years later).


I wish for you what we have…

One word, one look
And there we are –
Together in that place
In that time
Where we first
Knew love and each other

It's not ESP
But it's close – that reading
Of that other mind
So different yet so
In tune…

Harmony, dissonance
That invisible connection
Forged by 20 years
Of words and looks
It is unbreakable


Please note: this is a different cousin's wedding - she's the one who made the scrapbook for the other cousin. I know  - it's complicated!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely! You are so good at this. And one of these days I'm going to succumb to the inspiration you provide and jump on that bus!

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  2. love the pome. Thanks for playing. We're back on line - yay!

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  3. This is very moving, an ode to the immovable bond of true love. Wonderful poem, Dana.

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  4. Lucky cousin to get a scrapbook with an actual specially-written poem in it, and a really neat one too.

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  5. Sometimes the most complex feelings and relationships are best told simply.

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  6. Lovely poem, and a great present for anyone.
    One of my favourite wedding gifts (ok my total favourite) was a box of love poems selected by members of my writing group for us.
    Fab

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  7. That invisible connection
    Forged by 20 years
    Of words and looks
    It is unbreakable

    Or at least, that's the way it should be...

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  8. The most romantic things aren't flowers or gifts but those small, quiet moments, even a quick flash of a glance between one another. This is lovely and, I know she'll continue to enjoy it always.

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  9. I'm getting a bit freaked out by all the leurve around here!
    But I'd love to have got that poem as a present...

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  10. Ahh, yes. Harmony and dissonance. A delicious tension, that keeps getting better. What a mystery!

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  11. This is very sweet.
    It's i think very difficult to say at exactly what moment you fell in love with your beloved, but when it happens, we know it!
    Just two words-Loved it!:)

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  12. Bug! Really lovely, and so impressed it was used in action. If not the action we can see.

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  13. Well, it may be complicated ... but your poem is quite lovely!

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  14. What a fine poem to have written for your cousin. Nice one Bug!

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