Friday, March 5, 2010

A Wedding Day Poem

Here's a poem I wrote about Grace Lin's lovely wedding that I attended last Sunday:
Fairy Tale Wedding

Origami cranes wearing party prints
watch over the day.
On tables, pink rosebuds
bloom in vases
filled with glitter.
Delicate paper cuttings
trim the room with lace.
Gold candles flicker on the mantle.
Flowers bloom on the hearth...
give off the scent of a spring day.
A painted teapot sits on a table
ready to pour sweet tradition
from its spout.
Paper lanterns hang from branches,
fill with light music
as the guitarist strums soft chords
and two women sing a song of love.
Enchanted guests await
the prince and princess
who are to marry today
and begin their journey
to happily ever after.


Find out more about Grace’s wedding at these blog posts:

The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Teaching Books

Edited to add: I forgot to include a link to my post at Blue Rose Girls. Click here to read the wedding poem that Janet Wong and I wrote for Grace Lin.


jama said...

The wedding did seem like an enchanted event. Love your details and images and photos! They are indeed a prince and princess!

Elaine Magliaro said...


It was the loveliest wedding I have ever attended. I'm so happy for Grace and Alex. I hope they have many wonderful years together.

Liz in Ink said...

Oh, sweet and happy lovliness!!!

Elaine Magliaro said...


It definitely was sweet and lovely--and there were many happy faces!

Anonymous said...

What a charming, lovely gift of a poem!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Kelly. It was written for a charming, lovely friend and her husband.

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for letting us "come along" to Grace's wedding! She looks so happy! Hooray!! I love happily ever afters!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Mary Lee,

It's wonderful to see Grace so happy! What a great day everyone had at her wedding.

all things poetry said...


What a beautiful wedding! I love the paper cranes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem.

Laura Evans

Elaine Magliaro said...


It was indeed a beautiful wedding! And the homemade desserts were delicious.

Amberdawn said...

What a peaceful poem. It really conveys the mood of the room, with all those paper cranes. Lovely. I'm thinking about doing origami for my wedding too.

laurasalas said...

What a beautiful poem to celebrate the event!