Friday, March 27, 2009

Ceremony Reading: The Confirmation By Edwin Muir

The Confirmation
By Edwin Muir

Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face.
I in my mind had waited for this long,
Seeing the false and searching for the true,
Then found you as a traveler finds a place
Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads. But you,
What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste,
A well of water in a country dry,
Or anything that's honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world bright. Your open heart,
Simple with giving, gives the primal deed,
The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed,
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea.
Not beautiful or rare in every part.
But like yourself, as they were meant to be.

Photo: Luna Photo


AmyJean said...

That is sweet... ::Sigh::

Hannah Noel said...

That is so beautiful :)

PDX Bride said...

Have you come accross anything that has some humor in it for ceremony readings?? I have been looking all over the place and havn't come accross anything I am really in love with.

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