A Father’s Wedding Card To: Jessica and Dylan

31 May

“Over and over and over you begin.

Drop, fall, falling and fall

 In love again— as the seasons pass,

See your hearts reflection

Looking through the window

One elbow on the windowsill.”


You grew from a seed, fallen from an oak. In your fall

You were embraced in the womb of bright-colored fallen leaves

—quilted for the comfort of winter

—made just for you.


It is nature’s well-attended consummation.


Cleansed by snow, baptized in spring rain,

 Encouraged by the earth beneath you,

The sun of life above you—

You grew with patience, understanding, and perseverance.


 Now, having watched all seeds grow: let me fall again

—in age with roots entwined and with fallen branches

To nourish you, with patience, understanding, and perseverance

—to build your own home in harmony with nature’s beautiful quilt,


As you drop, fall, falling, and then fall in love again

Over and over and over, you begin.



Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Father, Fathers, Friendship, Love, Nature, Prose Poetry


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16 responses to “A Father’s Wedding Card To: Jessica and Dylan

  1. ZQ

    June 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm



  2. annell4

    June 6, 2017 at 9:52 am

    You are also talking about each day, a new beginning, we have that opportunity.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jae Rose

    June 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

    What a tender gift..the smile says it all

    Liked by 1 person


    June 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I hope that was read at the ceremony.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. mhatter99

    June 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Lovely expression of a dream.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 1sojournal

    June 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful, personal, and so loving,


    Liked by 1 person

  7. C.C.

    June 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    “It is nature’s well-attended consummation”—oh, this line, in particular, is so lovely….and what a thoughtful, personally meaningful wedding card to give your child 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Mary

    June 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    What a beautiful wedding poem you have written for this very happy couple!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Truedessa

    June 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    This is an amazing gift you have given the couple as it comes from your heart.

    May they be blessed in their new journey.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Gillena Cox

    June 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for dropping by and linking in to my Sunday Standard with this delightful treatise of love.

    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Beverly Crawford

    June 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    …and may it be so for this beautiful young couple!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sherry Marr

    June 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Such a beautiful falling, and rising, in love…………

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Love the endless falling in love… as if there is no gravity anymore.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Sumana Roy

    June 4, 2017 at 11:08 am

    This one’s a beauty. And falling in love is the best kind of Fall 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


    June 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    What a lovely couple! You must be very proud and they must appreciate this beautiful poem you have written for them.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Paul F. Lenzi

    June 1, 2017 at 12:29 am


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