Vermont Wedding

DSC_0220Today my sister and her partner of almost 19 years got married on a warm, sunny, and windy afternoon in Vermont.

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A Blessing for Wedding
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Today when persimmons ripen
Today when fox-kits come out of their den into snow
Today when the spotted egg releases its wren song
Today when the maple sets down its red leaves
Today when windows keep their promise to open
Today when fire keeps its promise to warm
Today when someone you love has died
     or someone you never met has died
Today when someone you love has been born
     or someone you will not meet has been born
Today when rain leaps to the waiting of roots in their dryness
Today when starlight bends to the roofs of the hungry and tired
Today when someone sits long inside his last sorrow
Today when someone steps into the heat of her first embrace
Today, let this light bless you
With these friends let it bless you
With snow-scent and lavender bless you
Let the vow of this day keep itself wildly and wholly
Spoken and silent, surprise you inside your ears
Sleeping and waking, unfold itself inside your eyes
Let its fierceness and tenderness hold you
Let its vastness be undisguised in all your days
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—Jane Hirshfield
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3 Responses to Vermont Wedding

  1. Christopher Scott Sewell says:

    congratulations to the happy couple!

  2. Jerome Bloom says:

    CONGRATULATIONS

    LOVE

    EVERY

    MOMENT

    OF

    EVERYTHING

  3. So pleased for the new couple and for their sister, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

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