Recommended Reading: Marriage Morning

This poem was suggested by “Cheryl B.”  I’ve read a lot of Tennyson, but I’d missed this one. It’s absolutely perfect reading for a spring-pretending-to-be-summer day, or for reading on a day when you’re in love.

Oxford Botanic Garden
Oxford Botanic Garden

Marriage Morning
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
Oh, all the woods and the meadows,
Woods, where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we staved to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!
Light, so low in the vale
You flash and lighten afar,
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star.
Flash, I am coming, I come,
By meadow and stile and wood,
Oh, lighten into my eyes and my heart,
Into my heart and my blood!
Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
O heart, are you great enough for love?
I have head of thorns and briers.
Over the thorns and briers,
Over the meadows and stiles,
Over the world to the end of it
Flash of a million miles.

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