Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fast Day 331 October 12 2013 The Father Of The Bride
The Father Of The Bride
The father gave a toast ending with a Shakespeare
quote, appropriate to this time and to this place
and it moved me greatly how it formed a cincture
binding us, play actors, within this special space;
Proud as Tybalt’s uncle, pater familias,
like the prudent, firm, convivial Capulet;
his world is the cypress and his house the garden
where tender grew the blossom: this sweet Juliet!
my god-daughter was married yesterday.