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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

  • Rookie - 401 Points Oliver Samuel (8/27/2017 8:37:00 AM)

    great piece (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Madeleine De Larrain Ross (7/31/2017 10:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful - and sad! I well remember Sidney and Jean Lanier, here in Spain, in the early 70´s. We were good friends. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,663 Points Baharak Barzin (5/21/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    Well written. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poems About Wedding

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