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The Wedding - Poem by Sidney Lanier

O marriage-bells, your clamor tells
Two weddings in one breath.
SHE marries whom her love compels:
-- And I wed Goodman Death!
My brain is blank, my tears are red;
Listen, O God: -- "I will," he said: --
And I would that I were dead.
Come groomsman Grief and bridesmaid Pain
Come and stand with a ghastly twain.
My Bridegroom Death is come o'er the meres
To wed a bride with bloody tears.
Ring, ring, O bells, full merrily:
Life-bells to her, death-bells to me:
O Death, I am true wife to thee!


Comments about The Wedding by Sidney Lanier

  • Gold Star - 70,739 Points Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    The wedding of bliss and tragedy well depicted in the poem. Lovely piece of poetry written with depth of insight. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,736 Points Nika Mcguin (3/25/2014 12:26:00 PM)

    complex and astounding, but overall captivating. I love that this is short, but packed with depth! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,086 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (3/25/2014 9:16:00 AM)

    Truly a much complicated composition as an institutional access called Wedding. Yet, characters are many within the emotional intelligence. Sometimes emerges the passion of penetration, sometimes deviating from the crude line of making -love. Death, undoubtedly the hero of all hankerings. Poet tries to establish with strong metaphor. And again, yet, a line touches me as a poem many times does the same........

    To wed a bride with bloody tears.

    It spells as the war begins for the past to snatch the beauty from the present.

    Pranab k c
    24/03/2014 (Report) Reply

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Poems About Wedding

  1. 1. The Wedding , Sidney Lanier
  2. 2. The Wedding , lady grace
  3. 3. On A Wedding Anniversary , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. Wedding Toast , Richard Wilbur
  5. 5. Tin Wedding Whistle , Ogden Nash
  6. 6. Wedding-Ring , Denise Levertov
  7. 7. Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. 8. At The Wedding-March , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  9. 9. A Slice Of Wedding Cake , Robert Graves
  10. 10. Wedding-Hymn , Sidney Lanier
  11. 11. At A Hasty Wedding , Thomas Hardy
  12. 12. The Wedding Shop , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. The Wedding Dance In The Open Air , William Carlos Williams
  14. 14. On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  15. 15. Peasant Wedding , William Carlos Williams
  16. 16. Maran-Milan (Death-Wedding) , Rabindranath Tagore
  17. 17. The Wedding Ring , Robert William Service
  18. 18. Wedding Picture Face Down , Uriah Hamilton
  19. 19. The Wedding Ring Dance , Anne Sexton
  20. 20. The Wedding Of The Rose And The Lotos , Vachel Lindsay
  21. 21. Wedding Song , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  22. 22. Edmund's Wedding , Mary Darby Robinson
  23. 23. ~ My Mom’s Wedding ~ , MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.
  24. 24. Wedding Song , Sappho
  25. 25. The Iron Wedding Rings , Henry Lawson
  26. 26. To My Husband On Our Wedding-Day , Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
  27. 27. ! ! ! ! At A Wedding...! ! ! ! ! , Mamta Agarwal
  28. 28. Wedding Bells , Nikunj Sharma
  29. 29. Wedding Night , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  30. 30. The Silver One-Carlita's Wedding Vows , Lonnie Hicks
  31. 31. Bab's Wedding Song , Scarlett Treat
  32. 32. (harichandran) 04 The King's Wedding (I) , Rajaram Ramachandran
  33. 33. A Winter Wedding. , Fay Slimm
  34. 34. Sir Curt's Wedding-Journey , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  35. 35. To Love And A Wedding , Matthew Holloway
  36. 36. 08. Spring Wedding (Charles And Camilla) , john tiong chunghoo
  37. 37. Happy Wedding Anniversary Meggie , David Harris
  38. 38. On My Wedding-Day , George Gordon Byron
  39. 39. The Golden Wedding Of Sterling And Sarah.. , Sidney Lanier
  40. 40. Epigram On My Wedding- Day To Penelope , George Gordon Byron
  41. 41. Summer Wedding Autumn Dad , Lonnie Hicks
  42. 42. The Wedding Sermon , Coventry Patmore
  43. 43. There Falls With Every Wedding Chime , Walter Savage Landor
  44. 44. A Wedding March , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  45. 45. (harichandran) 05 The King’s Wedding (Ii) , Rajaram Ramachandran
  46. 46. The Wedding Band , Forough Farrokhzad
  47. 47. Wedding Ring , David Harris
  48. 48. Blighted Wedding Day. , Fay Slimm
  49. 49. A Wedding Song , Jean Ingelow
  50. 50. Wedding Day , Edith Nesbit
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