Sunday, August 9, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 113 - Special Indeed


Fresh on the heels of my step-niece's wedding yesterday, I thought I'd share a memory of my dad from another wedding 16 summers ago. The piece of found poetry is taken from a prose piece in my family history book.



This took place at the pre-wedding breakfast for my cousin, Julianne.















Special Indeed


The morning of
Julianne's wedding

Julianne's wedding to Stephen

The family gathered
Gathered in the dining room for breakfast

Breakfast in the mansion-turned-hotel
The hotel rented out completely
To the wedding party

Dad had arranged
On the morning of
Julianne's wedding
Arranged for a floral delivery
That morning of Julianne's wedding to Stephen

Dad gave all the special women in his life
A beautiful red rose

A red rose for the bride-to-be
A red rose for his daughters
A red rose for Mom
A red rose for Auntie
A red rose for Gram

On the morning of
Julianne's wedding
All the women in Dad's life
Felt very special indeed

- Julia Smith, Aug. 9, 2009 / original text 2000














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Ms. Snarky Pants says That is so very, very sweet!

Stan Ski says Lucky women all!

Akelamalu says How lovely - the poem and the photos and the memories!

9 comments:

MsSnarkyPants said...

That is so very, very sweet!

Stan Ski said...

Lucky women all!

Akelamalu said...

How lovely - the poem and the photos and the memories!

Sorry I've not been around, we just got back from another weekend jaunt. :)

Julia Smith said...

Ms Snarky Pants - My dad loved to give flowers. He was a romantic.

Stan - Very lucky to have had him in our lives.

Akelamalu - Hard to believe it's been 16 years. And don't forget - I live vicariously through your travels. Don't stop now!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm digging the repetition. At first, I didn't like it, but then the rhythm of the piece took over and your instinct to use it (or is this some form I've never encountered) showed how right it was.

amanda said...

What a great tribute to the newly married couple, I like it a lot!

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Julia Smith said...

Susan - Thanks! ((hug)) I just went with the urge to use repetition. It felt like the layers of memory.

Amanda - What can be better than a newly-married couple?

gautami tripathy said...

I really like your found poems. Great memories.

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Sarah Crowther said...

I like the repetition of the :
A red rose for the bride-to-be
A red rose for his daughters
A red rose for Mom
A red rose for Auntie
A red rose for Gram
It really works!