Sunday, May 24, 2009

This Marriage

This Marriage
by Jalal al-Din Rumi

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.


  1. This is such a great picture of you and Steph! You should have it enlarged and framed. You both look so blissfully happy. I'm happy for you two - really. Happy Anniversary and many many more.

  2. Thank you, Kathy. What a sweet thing for you to say. :)