A Wedding Toast

Today I went to the bridal shower of a good friend of mine, Amanda Cunagin. It was one of the nicest wedding showers I have ever attended, bravo to Heather Teal, Lisa Lavine, and Arianna Shackelford for throwing such a great and lovely party at Heather & Dave Shackelford’s home.
In honor of the celebration Amanda’s friend Melissa recited the following poem by Richard Wilbur:

Wedding Toast

St. John tells how, at Cana’s wedding feast,
The water-pots poured wine in such amount
That by his sober count
There were a hundred gallons at the least.

It made no earthly sense, unless to show
How whatsoever love elects to bless
Brims to a sweet excess
That can without depletion overflow.

Which is to say that what love sees is true;
That this world’s fullness is not made but found.
Life hungers to abound
And pour its plenty out for such as you.

Now, if your loves will lend an ear to mine,
I toast you both, good son and dear new daughter.
May you not lack for water,
And may that water smack of Cana’s wine.

Many blessings on Amanda and Andrew!