Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hug O'War

This is where we were in Idaho, on the west side of the Tetons, for Dr. Cowgirl's wedding, in front of her parents' house. After two days of violent thundershowers, the skies had magically cleared, just in time for the half-past five ceremony.

We sat admiring the view of the Snake River winding through the property, and the wildflowers, golden in the evening's glow.

Then, a little girl, Dr. Cowgirl's niece, dressed in white, read this poem, flowing like the river.

Tug O'War vs. Hug O'War

I will not play at tug o' war.

I'd rather play at hug o' war,

Where everyone hugs

Instead of tugs,

Where everyone giggles

And rolls on the rug,

Where everyone kisses,

And everyone grins,

And everyone cuddles,

And everyone wins.

by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends


And she danced the night away...


Julia (Color Me Green) said...

i had no idea idaho was so beautiful! what a great poem.

wedding venues said...

Lovely poem full of love, motivational words & simplicity in it. I liked that.
Waiting for the next upcoming poem...