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Not All Loves are Equal

I extend a sincere invitation for suggestions from my Medium and Illumination friends as I shape “a poem” for my daughter and son-in-law’s twice-postponed wedding on June 12. What else might you say?

Two whales are resting within a body’s width of each other. Their exhaled mist extends straight up several metres high. The water is calm and an island’s rocky shore and cliffs are indistinct in the near background.
A pair of Orca Whales breathing synchronously, Pacific NW Gulf Islands, Canada. Photo compliments of author’s sister
Two black fins and the partially crest of their backs are above the surface of calm waters. A small wake wave extends behind them. In the distance is a forested strip of land with mountains behind.
A pair of Orca Whales share a single wake. Pacific NW Gulf Islands, Canada. Photo compliments of author’s sister.

Dear Ones,

On the auspicious occasion of your profound life partnership,

I veer into the blasphemous,

sanctioned by the spirit of unutterable favourites,

Quite simply not all loves are equal.

Being among the chosen,

we awaken sleep,

because we miss each other,

even curled in exponential warmth.

With yesterday’s dross dispelled,

morning finds us resilient, replenished, redeemed.

With a surfeit of sensibilities,

promises hold fast or amend effortlessly.

Eons hence, as galaxies unfurl,

angels will probe the planets

for love such as ours.

“Love is the appreciative, responsive commitment to the flourishing of the Beloved including ourselves.”*

My Beloved, Our Beloved,

Love that fires a billion suns.

*Jason Lepojarvi

For your interest please find below the final version recited at my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. Thank you for your interest and insights



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Isak Dinesen

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