Conjugal to Jonathon and Elvira
|Conjugal to Jonathon and Elvira (1842)
This poem was written for Jonathan Harriman Holmes (1806–1880) and Elvira Annie Cowles (1813–1871) who were married on December 1, 1842.
Like two streams, whose onward courses
Mingling in one current blend—
Like two waves, whose gentle forces
To the ocean’s bosom tend.
Like two rays that kiss each other
In the presence of the sun—
Like two drops that run together,
And forever are but one.
Now your mutual vows be plighted,
May your hearts no longer twain—
May your spirits be united
In an everlasting chain.