Kiss and sing the Song of You.
Here the merriment begins
as the will o’ the wisp turns whirlwind
bringing near what you’ve long hoped true!
So kiss and sing the Song of You.
Shed the cumbersome coat and dance!
Fancy footwork, hands outstretched!
Follow the kings who both undressed
for the joy of laying down a groove.
So strip-down dance the Song of You!
Clap hands! Drum the thunderous roll
with mallets leaping off the mule skin,
castanets, and the quick tambourine
in an intricate rhythm with nothing to lose!
Come, drum the wonderful Song of You.
Pluck the strings that sweetly ring you.
Strum the music to swirl and swell!
Don’t forget to play just as well
the jarring clash and the dissonance too
in this many-layered Song of You.
Kiss, and everyday sing it out new
for the good of all that lies beyond
what you can see. Go! Sing your song!
Dance it! Drum it! Strum it through
to the final measure of the Song of You.
Last week, Thursday, January 10, I had the great privilege of officiating the wedding for my son Forrest and his beautiful bride, Zahara Williams. Having written a poem on the occasion of my first son’s wedding, I continued the tradition by writing a poem for Forrest and Zahara too! (And this means I’ll be writing a poem for Randi and Jake’s wedding in May!)
Photo Credit: Proud Mama Susan.