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Wedding Toast - Poem by Richard Wilbur

St. John tells how, at Cana's wedding feast,
The water-pots poured wine in such amount
That by his sober count
There were a hundred gallons at the least.

It made no earthly sense, unless to show
How whatsoever love elects to bless
Brims to a sweet excess
That can without depletion overflow.

Which is to say that what love sees is true;
That this world's fullness is not made but found.
Life hungers to abound
And pour its plenty out for such as you.

Now, if your loves will lend an ear to mine,
I toast you both, good son and dear new daughter.
May you not lack for water,
And may that water smack of Cana's wine.


Comments about Wedding Toast by Richard Wilbur

  • Gold Star - 14,220 Points Sylvaonyema Uba (4/19/2018 7:51:00 AM)

    May you not lack for water
    And may that awater smack of Cana's wine.

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  • Gold Star - 146,528 Points Susan Williams (1/1/2016 1:10:00 PM)

    I love those final lines- may young love always be blessed in excess (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 346 Points Robert Howard (12/24/2006 1:45:00 PM)

    Elegant benevolence beautifully constructed. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Wedding

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  2. 2. On A Wedding Anniversary , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Wedding Toast , Richard Wilbur
  4. 4. Tin Wedding Whistle , Ogden Nash
  5. 5. The Wedding , lady grace
  6. 6. At The Wedding-March , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  7. 7. Wedding-Ring , Denise Levertov
  8. 8. Wedding-Hymn , Sidney Lanier
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  10. 10. A Slice Of Wedding Cake , Robert Graves
  11. 11. The Wedding Shop , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  13. 13. At A Hasty Wedding , Thomas Hardy
  14. 14. The Wedding Dance In The Open Air , William Carlos Williams
  15. 15. Peasant Wedding , William Carlos Williams
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  17. 17. The Wedding Ring Dance , Anne Sexton
  18. 18. The Wedding Ring , Robert William Service
  19. 19. Wedding Picture Face Down , Uriah Hamilton
  20. 20. The Wedding Of The Rose And The Lotos , Vachel Lindsay
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  22. 22. Wedding Song , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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  36. 36. 08. Spring Wedding (Charles And Camilla) , john tiong chunghoo
  37. 37. Silver Wedding , Vernon Scannell
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