Epithalamium, [Happy Bridegroom]

Sappho

Translated by A. E. Housman
 
Happy bridegroom, Hesper brings
All desired and timely things.
All whom morning sends to roam,
Hesper loves to lead them home.
Home return who him behold,
Child to mother, sheep to fold,
Bird to nest from wandering wide:
Happy bridegroom, seek your bride.
 

Poems by This Author

The Anactoria Poem by Sappho
Some say thronging cavalry, some say foot soldiers,
The Anactoria Poem by Sappho
Some there are who say that the fairest thing seen
[Artfully adorned Aphrodite] by Sappho
[In my eyes he matches the gods] by Sappho
In my eyes he matches the gods, that man who
[Like the very gods] by Sappho
Like the very gods in my sight is he who


Further Reading

Poems About Weddings
Endymion, Book I, [A thing of beauty is a joy for ever]
by John Keats
In Memoriam, Epilogue, [O true and tried, so well and long]
by Lord Alfred Tennyson
A Ditty
by Sir Philip Sidney
A Slice of Wedding Cake
by Robert Graves
A Wedding Toast
by Richard Wilbur
Chateau If
by Peter Gizzi
Epithalamion
by Edmund Spenser
Epithalamium
by Matthew Rohrer
Let me not to the marriage of true minds (Sonnet 116)
by William Shakespeare
Magnolia
by Gerald Stern
Marriage
by William Carlos Williams
Marriage: A Daybook
by Nicole Cooley
Plural Happiness
by David Rivard
Sonnet 8 [Set me where as the sun doth parch the green]
by Petrarch
Tear It Down
by Jack Gilbert
The First Marriage
by Peter Meinke
The Kiss
by Stephen Dunn
The maidens came
by Anonymous
To My Dear and Loving Husband
by Anne Bradstreet
To Sylvia, To Wed
by Robert Herrick
Wedding Poems
When a Woman Loves a Man
by David Lehman