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Howqua...............................................


Years ago D turned up with the kids and "stayed". D asked me to talk at his wedding. Privileged I was.



Howqua.

I & D, Proud Parents, Happy Siblings, All Friends:


We came across rolling hills,
Sight, fresh with after-rain green.
A salute with good riddance
to the past parched summer.

Autumn now, the quite easy season,
Soft moisture floats in the morning air.
Blue tongues and Jacky lizards sleek with fat
seek winter's sleep.

Fat laden Bogongs swarm to mate.
The Howqua - home of the perfect blue-grey
And Mistletoe symbol of the lovers grip.

We come from every-side across many a ditch,
from city and country town,
From Germany - I---'s birthplace -
lovers of forest and deep culture.

From Sand Country, from Bitumen
Scribbly gums and Silver top ash
to the land of the blue-grey leaves with yellow upwards
the eucalyptus haze softness of North East Victoria.

We came along highways and backroads
past fences new and old grey sheds
All a song with Willy Wagtail, Magpie and grey Currawong.

Past windmills and abandoned kero fridges
beached Holdens once whining David Browns
Bedfords bedded on rusted rims and rotten rubber
A life built by white armstrong loaders.

Past old TV sets last Christmas' plastic toys
Lolly and chip wrappers, dreams, broken dreams
And our work - All of it. We come.

We come all of us with full ,rich hearts,
Armed with thoughts of passion and embrace
this crowd, all of us - pregnant.

Big gifts we carry - Birth,
This - - Our life - Your life.

I & D

Welcome to the best of life, the biggest adventure - Marriage.
Welcome to the profundity born of the best of all -
Intimacy. Someone knowing, respecting, loving
all of you. Everything of you.

A sacred confidence born of itself,
confidence born of honest exposure and open acceptance
confidence born of passion and honesty, the boundless luxury of intimacy. Bounty of great marriage.

Grow confidence, grow bold honesty,
grow kindness and beauty born of this attentiveness:
"Take me, all of me, embrace me, grow me.
Live - through, in and with me."

I & D

I count both you lucky
with the person you have married.
Very Lucky. I smell
"Right for each other."

I wish Sound Life.
A sound senses of wishes, needs
and achievement. Sound joy.
Ne'er let wants, woes or wishes cloud honest work.

I wish the recognition of gravity -
and every good luck and fortune to long defy it.
A joint respect of wealth - your wealth.

I wish you great conversation - a long dialogue.
I wish you goodwill and deep friendship.

Quietly I wish " May you have each other, always",
" May you need each other, all ways."

Jointly joyfully I wish you "expensive life".

I & D,

For this privilege, to address you and, indeed, everyone here, thank you.

May you have the same glory in marriage
that I, luckily, found in mine.

T2












 

 
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