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The Wedding

Rating: 3.2

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.
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Jerry Wells 19 December 2017

THAT SHOULD TO THE MOST HAPPY DAYS OF YOUR LIFE TO BE IN LOVE WITH THE WOMAN OF YOUR LIFE FOREVER

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Alvin Wien 25 March 2010

Quite an amusing way to put marriage.

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Undead Perez 25 March 2010

In a weird amusing way, this was rather captivating. I like how he uses death and marriage. Together, they sound kinda fit for each other. This is good :)

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A Tale Of Two Weddings... movingly writ 'A Blue Rose'

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Joseph Poewhit 25 March 2010

That analogy of death as a marriage, is like a line of poem gold, in the mine tunnel of the poetry world. [far out]

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terribly depressing! ! ! !

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Carmina Abrenica 22 July 2019

Marvelous finely crafted piece

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