Love Letter

Written for Laura Butler and Richard Page on the day they married – sadly I forgot to take it with me when I conducted their service.


The butler turned the page and what was unveiled

was a love letter carefully written;

in the ink of the heart that flows forward and long,

narrating the journey of two into one.

The characters entwined in a lengthening line

with spaces marking their breaths,

transitions from friend to lover

then turns to this moment

where vows carefully spoken

bind both together as author

and if the butler should turn the page again

together they will write the story

each naked sheet covered newly adorned with words

the children of vows said today.