Saturday, April 10, 2010

Readings

We had one reading at our ceremony, a poem by Neil Gaiman, read by our friend Gareth (fromA Cooper's 4 Me fame) who introduced us to Neil Gaiman's workAdd Image. Unfortunately, Gareth's reading was another part of the wedding usurped by the dog.

This is the poem by Neil Gaiman:

This for you, for both of you,

a small poem of happiness
filled with small glories and little triumphs
a fragile, short cheerful song
filled with hope and all sorts of futures

Because at weddings we imagine the future
Because it's all about "what happened next?"
all the work and negotiation and building and talk
that makes even the tiniest happily ever after
something to be proud of for a wee forever

This is a small thought for both of you
like a feather or a prayer,
a wish of trust and love and hope
and fine brave hearts and true.

Like a tower, or a house made all of bones and dreams
and tomorrows and tomorrows and tomorrows




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