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Here is a Blessing

Here is a marriage that needs no taffeta or tulle,
Your troth in truth is uttered now unfussed and unadorned,
These two gold rings as fine a find as any precious jewel,
Your lives since your affiance fundamentally transformed.

Here is a wedding that needs no clucking congregation,
Your oath spoken clearly and heard by just a few,
A vicar and two witnesses attend your consecration,
While the company of angels claim the best celestial view.

Here is a blessing that needs no banquet or bouquet,
Your pledge is promised properly for the years that lie ahead
And so ring out, ring out o bells! a thousand peals today,
You have what matters - one another - well and truly wed!


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