Monday, 30 November 2009

To His Beloved, On Her Wedding Day

I recently attended a beautiful wedding, (only the third wedding of my life!), and I was requested by the mother of the groom to recite some poetry for the occasion. I wrote the following words, in the voice of my friend to his love, and read it aloud at the gathering.)



In dreams we meet
a thousand times
You and I

We walk by seasides
giggling like children
Our words drifting
in
and out
like sand and foam and bubbles

And the troubles
of our hearts
melt quietly aside
tide after tide

Life after life
I long to reside
beside
You, Beloved

This Winter too
shall fade to Spring
and green shoots
will ring true
for us,
Always.

(painting by Shaista)

20 comments:

jen laceda said...

Hi,
Thanks for joining my blog and I hope to get to know you and your poetry in the weeks and months to come. Good luck and best wishes...

-Jen from Les Filles Giada et Cairo and Folie a Deux

RNSANE said...

Your beautiful words must have meant so much at their wedding. My middle son marries in May and I was honored that his bride-to-be has asked me to write a poem and to read it at the reception. Writing it won't be the problem but I am not sure I can read it without bawling.

willow said...

It's especially wonderful read aloud, Shaista. sigh.

Maggie May said...

just lovely and romantic...

Jeanne-ming said...

Dear Shaista,
Willow said it well. even more beautiful read out loud.
My daughter marries this DEcember and I hope I hear beautiful words like this!
And how di you feel going to only ypur thrid wedding!?

caramelcaramelo said...

oh! this is beautiful! thank you for sharing, really thank you. it must have been quite emotional for you uttering these words, even if expressing the feeling of others. kenza

مى said...

Your posts never cease to amaze me :)

Queen of Shiba said...
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Queen of Shiba said...

Beautiful Shaista..just beautiful!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my post:)
The literal translation of "kol sana wentom tayebeen" is may you be good and healthy every year.
As you mentioned "tayeb" essentially means "good" :)

Looking forward to reading more of your posts. And please don't be a stranger, drop by from time to time;)

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

HI DARLING, YOUR BLOG IS GETTING GREAT AND GREAT EVERYDAY! BEIJO

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Theresa said...

Thank you, Shaista, for your beautiful poetry and drawings! Rizwan shared your site with me and I'm loving it... inspiring, fresh, light. Beautiful.

-- Theresa Williamson

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Such beautiful words! Adds a really special touch to the wedding. My friend, Janneke was asked to sing at her daughter's wedding and she was truly delighted and so were the guests.

Mariana Soffer said...

Beautifull and romantic poem, I loved it, made me sight

A Cuban In London said...

I loved this line: 'Our words drifting in and out like sand and foam and bubbles'. It rolls off one's tongue so easily. It's a beautiful poem. I'm sure the bride and groom were touched by your generosity and creativity.

Greetings from London.

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

HI DARLING, THANKS FOR THE COMMENT, HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HEDI SLIMANE'S NEW FASHION LINE GALT IS FOLLOWING MY BLOG WITH BLOGGER! YAY!

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Ruth said...

It's lovely, and so is the sketch/painting.

And spring will also fade to winter as they share their lives over the years.

Samosas for One said...

Pretty poem and nice illustration as well

Shokoofeh said...

Wow Shaista! You're such a gifted person! lovely words and the painting is really nice! xo

Juniper said...

What a beautiful poem, really lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

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