Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

A Marriage-Table - Poem by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

THERE was a marriage-table where One sate,
Haply, unnoticed, till they craved His aid:
Thenceforward does it seem that He has made
All virtuous marriage-tables consecrate:
And so, at this, where without pomp or state
We sit, and only say, or mute, are fain
To wish the simple words 'God bless these twain!'
I think that He who 'in the midst' doth wait
Oft-times, would not abjure our prayerful cheer,
But, as at Cana, list with gracious ear
To us, beseeching, that the Love divine
May ever at their household table sit,
Make all His servants who encompass it,
And change life's bitterest waters into wine.


Comments about A Marriage-Table by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

  • Manonton Dalan (1/26/2016 6:41:00 PM)

    I would be seeing my poem become
    poem od the day century from now! ! !
    just a naughty thought (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (1/26/2016 5:03:00 PM)

    A very lovely thought- to invite the memory of Jesus into the marriage feast- a gentle loving soul wrote this (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/26/2016 11:03:00 AM)

    Marriage in different times nicely put on... (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/26/2016 4:38:00 AM)

    Amazing poem depicting the marriage ceremony of the 19 th century performed in England. Thanks for sharing the educative write. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (1/26/2016 1:17:00 AM)

    Marriage with the muse of life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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