May 6, 2009

Irish Wedding Poetry

No doubt my lovely Irish mother, who was born and raised on an emerald green hillside overlooking the Atlantic ocean in County Clare, would be pleased that so many brides are including Irish wedding blessings in their wedding programs. Here is a small sample of the breathtaking beauty of Irish wedding poetry - a love so deep and so true - you'll want to hear it over and over again.

You are the star of each night,
You are the brightness of every morning,
You are the story of each guest,
You are the report of every land.
No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,
In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.
Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,
Nor on shore, in skies above,
Nor in the depths.
You are the kernel of my heart,
You are the face of my sun,
You are the harp of my music,
You are the crown of my company.

cliffs of moher
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland