Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day (just a wee bit early)


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 stayed 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 heard 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.

Comments

Daniela said…
Happy Valentine's Day to you too, my dearest Kimberly eve, may your day be filled with so much love !
Sending dear hugs to you, with gratitude
Daniela
WoofWoof said…
Great poem and a lovely picture of the couple. It's amazing to think that their on/off courtship went on for 14 years or so? Emily must have thought it was never going to happen. 1850 was a wonderful year for Tennyson in more ways than one.
Kimberly Eve said…
Happy Valentine's to you both, Daniela and WoofWoof.
Thank you for commenting :)