The Wedding


Arielle(Photo by Julie Ferneau, California)

The Wedding

Wherever two hearts meet, a spark appears

as linked forever love does make it so.

Its dawning and its innocence is here

as fire and the burn an afterglow.

That blaze of magic glorious to the eye

as Arielle’s light shines forth for all to see:

all colored with a thousand rainbow skies

and brightest in her warm sincerity.

Their joy eclipsed by none as quiet falls

as in the hush of dawn the moon is hung;

as in the misty cloud we hear their call:

two snow-white doves await the rising sun.

The bless’ ed and the patient, caring kiss

now Jonathan encircles with their bliss.

(Shakespearean Sonnet.  14 lines iambic pentameter. Rhyme scheme: abab;cdcd;efef;gg.   My poem inspired by photo of two young friends, Jonathan and Arielle who recently married.)