Friday, July 16, 2010

Wedding Bells on My Mind

Wedding Photograph by Tom Underwood


Regular readers of the Blue Rose Girls blog are probably aware that my daughter Sara got married last Saturday. We had a fabulous “wedding weekend” full of fun and high spirits. My daughter was a beautiful bride. She and her new husband beamed with happiness—as did my husband and I.

For Poetry Friday this week, I selected one of my favorite “love” poems by Edward Lear—The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
BY EDWARD LEAR

I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

II
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


The Beautiful Bride

Photograph by Tom Underwood

A Picture of Me with Sara at the Salem Waterfront Hotel


Click here to view more of the wedding pictures that Tom took.

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At Wild Rose Reader, I’ve posted the wedding poem that I wrote for my daughter Sara and her husband Jerry.

Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday Roundup at My Juicy Little Universe.

9 comments:

Willow said...

Oh, gosh, I hadn't seen "The Owl and The Pussycat" in many years--I love it. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding--you and she have the same smile.

Meghan said...

Congrats to you and your daughter Elaine! The photos look great.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Willow,

We have the same smile and the same wacky sense of humor!

*****

Meghan,

Sara looked SO beautiful on her wedding day that she almost took my breath away. The photographer did a fantastic job. I can't wait to see the rest of the wedding pictures he took.

Libby Koponen said...

Congratulations, Elaine. What a feeling it must be to marry off a daughter! You both look radiant.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Libby. Sara was definitely radiant on her wedding day. She called from Ireland last night. She and Jerry are having a grand time honeymooning on the Emerald Isle.

MotherReader said...

Lovely girl and lovely photos too! Congrats!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Pam! My Sara is a fine young woman--and she married a great guy!

MontEcho said...

I love your dress!!!

Elaine Magliaro said...

MontEcho--

I loved the dress too--especially because it was lightweight and really comfortable.