Jessica + Jeffrey
Outside the sky is light with stars;
There’s a hollow roaring from the sea.
And, alas! for the little almond flowers,
The wind is shaking the almond tree.
How little I thought, a year ago,
In the horrible cottage upon the Lee
That he and I should be sitting so
And sipping a cup of camomile tea.
Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.
We might be fifty, we might be five,
So snug, so compact, so wise are we!
Under the kitchen-table leg
My knee is pressing against his knee.
Our shutters are shut, the fire is low,
The tap is dripping peacefully;
The saucepan shadows on the wall
Are black and round and plain to see.
Jessica and Jeffrey were married and celebrated their wedding at The Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, NJ. I wish I could have quoted their vows instead of the poem above, as Jess and Jeffrey’s vows were as magical as the golden light bathing their ceremony. But alas my camera does not pick up sound! This wedding was a treat for the eyes, the ears and the soul. It was a gift to be invited. The love is strong between these two, and my camera couldn’t help but capture it.