Friday, October 14, 2011

A Positively Perfect Wedding

Last weekend we attended our dear friends Liz and Kyle’s wedding. It was an incredible weekend filled with great food, happy tears, amazing and original music, and the best wedding speeches many of us had ever heard. 

During the ceremony, a friend of the bride and groom read this lovely poem by Garrison Keillor. I thought it would be perfect to share with you on this autumn Friday.


Here on an autumn night in the sweet orchard smell,
Sitting in a pile of leaves under the starry sky,
Oh what stories we could tell
With this starlight to tell them by.

October night, and you, and paradise,
So lovely and so full of grace,
Above your head, the universe has hung its lights,
And I reach out my hand to touch your face.

I believe in impulse, in all that is green,
Believe in the foolish vision that comes true,
Believe that all that is essential is unseen,
And for this lifetime I believe in you.

All of the lovers and the love they made:
Nothing that was between them was a mistake.
All that we did for love's sake,
Is not wasted and will never fade.

All who have loved shall be forever young
And walk in grandeur on a cool fall night
Along the avenue,
They live in every song that is ever sung,
In every painting of pure light,
In every pas de deux.

Oh love that shines in every star
And love reflected in the silver moon.
It is not here, but it's not far.
Not yet, but it will be here soon.

Liz and Kyle, thank you for including me in your special day. Your love for each other is an example for all of us. I love you both very much.

Song of the Day
As this wonderful wedding was in Cape Cod, Vampire Weekend's Walcott was a big hit on the dance floor.

1 comment:

  1. Love the poem! Do you ever listen to Garrison Keilor's Writer's Almanac? I get it delivered to my email box each morning. Great way to start the day!


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