Monday, November 30, 2015

A Marriage made in Heaven

 Image:1 Anne the Elegant Bride

 Image:2 The Newly-Weds

 Image:3 Backed byThe Faithful Support Group

 Image:4 The Playful Gesture of the Traditional  'Cake Tasting'

Image:5  A Few days Preceding - Anne's
Bachelorette Party on Nov 22, 2015

Image: 6  Friends of the Bride - They were there too!
(Images courtesy of Azlin)

the 10 of 12 given words (here):
white docile dew dress emotional errant cake
shivaree (a mock serenade with kettles, pans,for a newly married couple)
prodigious (extraordinary in size, amount or extent)
telesthesia (sensation or perception received at a distance without
the normal operation of the recognized sense organs.)

The bride wore white of Victorian tradition
Demurely chic perhaps even docile as a choice
Not strapless nor sleeveless just as elegant
Cool as dew-drops of a misty dawn awash
Matched with the groom
dressed in Malay costume

Teary eyed Mom emotional as seen often
Not on this occasion though brave as ever
Dad and family in epic relevance
Extending support with their presence together

Friends of the bride threw in their lot
Accentuating their all, exulting unselfishly
Not any raucous shivaree, errant in thoughts
Rollicking they squeezed in a Bachelorette Party

Not overly prodigious, not at all adamant
Still lots of felt telesthesia of sensations
Friends sacrificed time for three separate occasions
The Bachelorette, the akad and wedding reception
Drawing on experiences and variety of  talents
On hand with all the food and preparations
Pot-luck of cakes and home specialties even
Hurriedly but perfect in execution

Hendricks and Anne in matrimonial bliss
Uniting the families from two continents
For them both we would gladly wish
For that wonderful marriage made in heaven

Note: This is in commemoration of Hendricks 
and Anne's marriage which was solemnized (akad) 
on Nov 27th. The Reception was held the next day. 
The prompt of 12 words relevant for nuptials was 
most opportune when offered  at MLMM on Nov 
30th. It augurs very well for the loving couple!

For Amber's at MLMM's Wordle #87 and
Marian's at Real Toad's - the Tuesday platform


  1. Sure looks like one fine day came to be. A wish that all surely needed on the big day too.

  2. Great use of the words! A celebration so elegantly told in detail. :)

  3. What a beautiful and heartfelt share Hank!


  4. This was a sweet share Hank.. a wonderful wedding

  5. Nice! Best wishes to the lovely couple. Love this.

  6. victorian dress and Malay traditional outfit.. Wonderful..

  7. They look so happy and your poem is like a blessing for them!

  8. Very nice tribute on such a special occasion.

  9. A lovely poem and the loving faces of those attending do augur well for happiness ahead for the young couple. Wonderful, Hank. Congratulations!

  10. It sounds like a wonderful occasion! (And the bride was as beautiful as every bride is expected to be.)

  11. What beautiful sharing in photography and words

  12. Families from two continents, you say
    Don't get to hear that every day!

    Hello Hank :))

  13. What a wonderful joyous occasion to be a part of!

    Look at number 6 it is about the 'Cake'

    I've got a wedding to go to next month. I wonder how many traditions will be followed where the bride and groom only have a passing understanding of the history behind the action? We have an interfaith family. Make the celebrations of all holidays that more special because we can get together twice as much :)

    Thank you for your kind words on your visit to the BeeBee mystery snippet.
    Time is why I keep them short. I 'shoehorn' the prompts in ;)

    I have actually have three sites to help keep my writing organized - short verse, longer verse and fiction. Thanks for your kind words. I try to be a tad different. But then I think all writers try to develop their own style. To me flash fiction is just a little different story telling than poems. ;)