Thursday, June 12, 2008


I am dangerously close to having my future sister-in-law read this at our wedding:

His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was "I do"

And I can't be having some season two Carrie Bradshaw poems spoken on that beach in DR.

Or - or can I?

In desperate need of some inspiration. I want something magical and mystical, something that speaks to us, and our relationship. And no offense, Mr. Tradition, but once you hear those ubiquitous wedding words uttered - "Love is patient, love is kind..." - does your brain perhaps shut down, because yes, that is so beautiful! So beautiful that everyone uses it at their wedding!

Alas, folks: because of its ubiquity, it is mostly devoid of sentiment. Unless, of course, I could convince my S-I-L and my little bro to do some sort of dramatic improvisation? Like, Ry mimes raising a hand to E's face, but then she proclaims: "No! Stop! Love is patient!" And then he heaves a hugh sigh, and concurs: "Yes. Love is patient, y'all. And so, so kind."

Do you see what happens when I think about this too much?

The situation, she is grave.

So, Internet, any ideas?

I have revisited the works of great poets, philosophers, and Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer. Through it all, I said: Meh.

Could someone perhaps point me in the right direction?


Anonymous said...

As a budding wordsmith, how could you ever forgive yourself for using someone else's thoughts and feelings to summarize your moment in time?

This will be the only true instance of your entire life that will be completely about you, your man, and your love. Think about it, it is deep but it is what it is and recycling someone else's moment as your own will only cheapen your memory.

On your one special day, would you rather be the inspiration or simply inspired?

Homevalley said...

Thanks, Anon... I should have mentioned that option in my post, as J has said as much to me. I have been jotting down ideas and reviewing my archives, but nothing mind-blowing yet. Perhaps I will keep it simple and come up with something Rilke-esque.

Grace said...

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair some time declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grows't:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


Anonymous said...

...quote the Raven, nevermore.

Anonymous said...

i think u and J should break out and sing 112's "Lets get Married". Lip synch it to each other, it will be sweet...And original!!! -Allie