Friday, August 19, 2005

Wedding Blessings

by Edwin Muir 1943
(From Oxford Book of Marriage - compiled by Helge Rubenstein.)
Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face.
I in my mind had waited for this long,
Seeing the false and searching for the true,
Then found you as a traveller finds a place
Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads. But you,
What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste,
A well of water in a country dry,
Or anything that's honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world bright. Your open heart,
Simple with giving, gives the primal deed,
The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed,
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea,
Not beautiful or rare in every part,
But like yourself, as they were meant to be.
I chose this because it seemed to say it all - many, many blessings to you,
Faucon and Emrys, on your most special of days....Monika.


At 1:58 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

this will be added to our wedding book,

that you may be here

At 2:17 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

How wonderful! I just looked because I thought I was too early and am a bit busy, but you found it and that's great...all the very best to you both and I shall be there in spirit, waving a bright banner!!!


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