Enter Prince of Denmark with a flourish,
the procession of the splendid bride,
filling the monkish nave of gothic church
with fairest daughters of our countryside.
The groom comes forth fashioned without flaw,
reason and love tempered in him met;
necklace of steel and beads of awe:
he holds the jewels of ivory and jet.
God rejoins what He had put asunder
while Adam slept in sweetly scented spring;
agate rings of bone draw back together,
crimson-jacket birds of Solomon do sing.
Peony eruption ! Oh, those happy leaves !
The Love that giveth best also best Love receives !
Prince of Denmark - a march
jet - a black jewel
peony - the theme flower of the wedding
form: shakesperian sonnet ( sort of )