Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 36 of the New Millennium


Was it really 12 years ago?


on a beautifully sunny but cold February afternoon in London...


that my dad counted me in...


...and that I said, "I do."


The Confirmation
Edwin Muir (1887-1959)




Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face,
I in my mind had waited for this long.
Seeing the false and searching the true,
Then I found you as a traveller finds a place
Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads.
But you, what shall I call you?
A fountain in a waste.
A well of water in a country dry.
Or anything that's honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world bright.
Your open heart simple with giving, give the primal deed.
The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed.
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea,
Not beautiful or rare in every part
But like yourself, as they were meant to be
.



Happy Anniversary.


25 comments:

daisy and jack said...

happy anniversary annabella - the dress was gorgeous :)

Jan (The Aunt) said...

Such fond memories of a wonderful day. I can't believe it's twelve years ago.
Happy anniversary to you both, with much love from us all xxx

ScissorsandThread said...

Congratulations, hope you have a lovely anniversary.

Kathryn said...

Happy anniversary x

Jewel said...

Happy Anniversary Annabella!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Happy Anniversary Annabella!! What a beautiful photos and poem!

Leanne said...

I hope you have a lovely anniversary!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Catherine said...

Happy anniversary to you both. Great photos and a gorgeous dress

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Aw, happy anniversary Annabella, you looked gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Lovely. Congratulations! Curious how you two met? ;-)

Dianne Neale said...

Happy anniversary - you looked beautiful

diane said...

Happy Anniversary. I have tears in my eyes as if I were there on that day. You looked so beautiful on that day...as always.

Helen in Switzerland said...

You looked lovely! the years fly by, don't they!!

Flying Blind... said...

Happy Anniversary you crazy kids xxx

aracne said...

The poem is terrific with its words of deep love, I hope your husband will give you equally sweet words of love today.
Happy anniversary, of course.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Happy anniversary!

Leanne said...

How lovely! Congratulations!

Katy Cameron said...

Happy anniversary :o)

Ellie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
You look very elegant in the lovely wedding dress.
Hope you have had a lovely day :))

susan said...

Congratulations, and you looked stunning! That shot from behind shows that you could give Pippa a run for her money!

Toni said...

Look at you, Beautiful!! Happy Anniversary!

Jenelle said...

Happy Anniversary! You look like a modern Gwenivere. :) What a beautiful dress!

Cass said...

Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I celebrated 12 years of marriage on Feb 5th too!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

Oops, I'm a little late but happy anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful day ;-)