Like Eagles Soar

Like Eagles Soar

 

From the mansion

green lawn stretched unbroken to the salty strait, save for a solitary

tree

tall enough to shade the couple taking vows,

a newly ordained officiant,

ring-bearing best man and bridesmaid, wearing near-formality

modified

for slow

paced

island

life

and the couple’s love for all things natural.

 

Leading the party down the aisle

Kabuki dancers in white-face

demanded a pause

in decorum

as they entertained through a transition from strict tradition

to                                free                                          expression

formal robes

thrown

to          the          wind.

 

As the rings passed from bearers to fingers of bride and groom

two                             eagles

from

West                                          and                                               East

soared above and crossed paths

before the eyes of astonished beholders,

a blessing

to this and every couple who understand

the holiness

of the                      wild.

 

Ken Shiovitz

September, 2010