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April 13, 2012 / Sez

Epithalamium for Laura and Nick (Poetry Form Thirty One: Ode)

The genre of this poem is epithalamium, or wedding ode, because it’s
my sister in law’s wedding day today.
The form, however, is a Sapphic ode. An appropriate tribute from a lesbian bridesmaid, no?
Laura and Nick, this is for you. xxx

A dance of laughter, love and shared conspiracy
Of understanding, honesty, affection.
Perpetual motion stretching to infinity:
A shared connection.

A yin and yang of calm and excitation
Which alternates: first one and then the other.
The balance is maintained by dedication
To one another.

But there’s a stillness, deep within the dance
Two souls entwined in silent sacrament
This love was destiny: no fluke of chance.
No accident.

Today, you speak the truth you’ve always known.
And, joining hands, you truly come together
To make this ancient covenant your own.
And dance forever.


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  1. geezergirl1 / Apr 16 2012 3:23 am

    very nice.

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