Hush, is that a trumpet sounding
or the sun blaring from the sky?
Wheesht, is that laughter tinkling
from the stars and could that be
the west wind’s gentler sigh?
Listen, oh listen for the language
of a heartbeat, in the rhythm of
each certain breath. For we come,
like the world to this moment,
to be silent witness to this love.
And what a happiness is here
rising for you, around these stones
what song it is that rings, what dance
will lead off from your wedding
in the vow to make each other home.
We are with you now, as always,
knowing love is all the guide you need
for marriage is not made in minutes
but moments strung in joy or sorrow
on a lifeline. It is made in deed.