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Epithalamium Definition

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Definition of: Epithalamium

Poetry Definition

A poem written in honor of the bride and groom.

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Epithalamium  
by Matthew Rohrer


In the middle garden is the secret wedding,
that hides always under the other one
and under the shiny things of the other one. Under a tree
one hand reaches through the grainy dusk toward another.
Two right hands. The ring is a weed that will surely die.

There is no one else for miles,
and even those people far away are deaf and blind.
There is no one to bless this.
There are the dark trees, and just beyond the trees.


Copyright © 2001 by Matthew Rohrer.

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Misc. Definitions

\Ep`i*tha*la"mi*um\, n.; pl. {Epithalamiums}, L. {Epithalamia}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, orig. an adj., nuptial; 'epi` upon, at + ? bride chamber.] A nuptial song, or poem in honor of the bride and bridegroom. The kind of poem which was called epithalamium . . . sung when the bride was led into her chamber. --B. Jonson.

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