Day 288 – Gill, Party of Four.


Gill, Party of Four.

Day 288

Tin Wedding Whistle by Ogden Nash

Though you know it anyhow
Listen to me, darling, now,
Proving what I need not prove
How I know I love you, love.
Near and far, near and far,
I am happy where you are;
Likewise I have never larnt
How to be it where you aren’t.
Far and wide, far and wide,
I can walk with you beside;
Furthermore, I tell you what,
I sit and sulk where you are not.
Visitors remark my frown
Where you’re upstairs and I am down,
Yes, and I’m afraid I pout
When I’m indoors and you are out;
But how contentedly I view
Any room containing you.
In fact I care not where you be,
Just as long as it’s with me.
In all your absences I glimpse
Fire and flood and trolls and imps.
Is your train a minute slothful?
I goad the stationmaster wrothful.
When with friends to bridge you drive
I never know if you’re alive,
And when you linger late in shops
I long to telephone the cops.
Yet how worth the waiting for,
To see you coming through the door.
Somehow, I can be complacent
Never but with you adjacent.
Near and far, near and far,
I am happy where you are;
Likewise I have never larnt
How to be it where you aren’t.
Then grudge me not my fond endeavor,
To hold you in my sight forever;
Let none, not even you, disparage
Such a valid reason for a marriage.
•••

Beautiful day.  Beautiful wedding.  Beyond beautiful couple.

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18 thoughts on “Day 288 – Gill, Party of Four.

    • I was the impromptu photographer when the hired hack backed out at the last minute. My niece’s best friend just got a new Nikon and wanted to do the whole thing, but it was one of those, “Just because you have the equipment doesn’t mean you can do the job” things, so I used her as my secondary. Great day!

  1. Wonderful ! 😀
    Such a happy photo, and I just love the matching shoes for bride and groom.
    Congrats to both on the wedding and congrats to you for the wonderful photo. 🙂

  2. You’ve captured such a wonderful moment here, great work! And the shoes…well, you know I have a thing for taking pics of shoes…love them 🙂 Looks like it would have been such a fun day

  3. Adorable photo of a fabulous wedding party. You: SuperAuntie to the rescue!!! Spectacular. And of course made all the more perfect with the magical accompaniment on a Tin Whistle by our dearly beloved Ogden Nash. Heavenly.

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