Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wing to Wing and Oar to Oar...

With Paige and Korey’s wedding just over a month away I’ve obviously been thinking a lot about marriage.  Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken, probably gets over-quoted, but Frost has many other wonderful poems.  One of those, The Master Speed, was written upon his daughter’s engagement and it's a great poem about commitment and marriage.  My favorite are the last 5 lines:
No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater.  You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,
And back through history up the stream of time.
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste, 
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,
But in the rush of everything to waste, 
That you may have the power of standing still - 
Off any still or moving thing you say. 
Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.  -Robert Frost, The Master Speed