Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In Midsummer A Wedding

Now in midsummer a wedding. Attend.
Applaud. The music must be played lightly,
Quietly, at first, like July birdsongs
Hidden in thickets, like sun drying out
The mornings, like grass browsing, dreaming.
Then the words: this man, protecting, serving,
Believing; and this woman, favoring,
Giving, hoping. This family arriving.

Let the music accentuate, arise, float.
Dearly beloved, very dearly beloved,
This act praises and extends us all, as if,
In the afternoon airs, we are all made
Family, as if we are all sun, grass, dreaming.
Now, bells, astound! Ring out aloud, aloft!

--Arnold Kenseth

My uncle read this at the wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. I hoped the day would feel like that and, oh my, did it ever. More soon, probably. XOXO


  1. HOORAY!!!!! It was lovely and beautiful and charming and everything else wonderful!

  2. one of my most favorite moments of the whole wedding... Now, bells, astound! Ring out aloud, aloft!

    ...and then the lovely bride starts dancing!!!!

    simply perfect.

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  4. Congrats!!! :) Can't wait for more details! Now you have all of the wonderful memories and so much fun ahead of you... can't wait to be there myself this October! Cheers to both of you!

  5. Congratulations, Mrs.! Looking forward to hearing all of the lovely details.


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