Friday, April 14, 2017

Praised Be Those Who Marry Out of Love

April 15, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The twin themes for this week are Passover, the first night of which falls on April 10, and Easter, which falls on April 16.

Today’s poem is a Passover poem for a non-Jewish spouse.

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Nick Gordon

Praised be those who marry out of love
And care not about class or faith or race.
Such marriages may problematic prove.
Still, the grit is sweetened by the grace.
One lives with what one chooses, by and by,
Vividly becoming what one chose,
Embracing more at first than meets the eye,
Redeemed by love, as every lover knows.

© by Nicholas Gordon

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This week’s theme: Easter and Passover
April 15: Praised Be Those Who Marry Out of Love

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