Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#6 Stephen Carradini: The Wedding

The Wedding

There we are in the new light,
those auburn/emerald rays 
streaming down your veil of lace, 
vows colored with joy.

Later:  a gentle veil of dust
crinkles, wrinkles,
tumbles off ancient decorations
and graces your forehead.
We raise our first Christmas tree,
two lives winding into one.

The son of God, himself a vow, 
not with a veil, but a crown; 
that infant born to intertwine lives
the life of God coming down
with the life of souls reaching up 

The gifts continue to arrive 
even after the honeymoon:
Beautiful, wonderful things
celebrating our human togetherness, 
like gold and myrrh at the great wedding.

Stephen Carradini is an Oklahoman residing in North Carolina who publishes poems at Gospelized, records music as The Midnight Sons, and reports on music at Independent Clauses.

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