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Epithalamium
by J. G. C. Brainard
First published online on 2010 January 06.
Editor’s Foreword
A wedding poem, but one that can certainly be relevant to life as a whole, in many of our relationships.
SFFH: Article

I saw two clouds at morning,
   Tinged by the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on,
   And mingled into one;
I thought that morning cloud was bless’d,
It moved so sweetly to the west.

I saw two summer currents
   Flow smoothly to their meeting,
And join their course, with silent force,
   In peace each other greeting;
Calm was their course through the banks of green,
While dimpling eddies play’d between.

Such be your gentle motion,
   Till life’s last pulse shall beat;
Like summer’s beam, and summer’s stream,
   Float on, in joy, to meet
A calmer sea, where storms shall cease–
A purer sky, where all is peace.

Born in 1796 and died in 1828; both in New London, Connecticut. Educated as an attorney, his true passion appeared to be poetry.
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