OH JOY OH RAPTURE
the blog goes on -
we also got news from an acquaintance who is a really good photgrapher that he will re-arrange his photo shoots for his next book(!!) to come and take our pictures --- oh how great is that?
we ordered the flowers today - which was a pleasure
and we are really struggling over the words for the promises, basically I dont think we want to say very much!
oh, and do you like this?
our poet mate wrote this for us after she went out to watch an eclipse of the moon some years ago -- if we can get it past the registrar we'll have it in the service - if not we'll just have ot have it read at the meal!
that date in the title isn't the date of the eclipes, though, it is the date of me and B's first night together!
Eclipse of the Moon
For S and B
Light, a living curve, filled two cupped hands:
brilliant silvered peace soaked through thirsty
stones into the sodden earth. The air clear
as cold water, sheened through with moonlight.
Marking the slow hour, a dark mouth opened,
a black tongue licked down to the last crescent
and past that sliver of light; melting to dissolution.
Hill, tree and wind merged
into the same shadow, swallowed,
drawn in, leaving the taste of clean rain.
The dark wait began: an inhalation
held, pent in pounded ribs, until the pulse broke.
Over the bare shoulder of the hill
a catch of light brightened as the closed lips
parted and spoke their only word, which was light.
The speaking tree offered ripe yellow
fruit, growing full in the palm of a hand.
Calling it lightened the night heavy sky
spread stars like leaves over the listening land.