(to Grace and Andrew
on the day of their marriage)
by Gord Sellar

Oh, pregnant day

birthing new world, one
love-transformed: dawn now!

Not sun and moon, you two;
You have found the way to union
Remember Orpheus? His Voyage?
Never look back.
Remember Isis? Her search?
Accept him what he lacks, whatever.

Not gods and goddesses
but side by side live
with mystery! This
teeming world you rebuild.

You are perhaps binary stars?
hidden in the multitude,
shimmering, inscrutable;
defined and joined by
spaces–you are two and one
at once.

Live together, wrapped in
mystery, the highest blessing.

— Saskatoon, 1998 (?)

February 10, 2012

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