We often think of June as the “wedding month” but it shouldn’t stop there; we should consider that with the millions of people who married in June, or any month, there is a still (hopefully) an ongoing marriage. A survivor of 36 years of marriage to the same man, I know a little bit about it but marriage is a tricky thing needing hard work, energy and dedication.
No matter when a couple marries or how long it lasts, true love starts in the heart of a lover. English Renaissance Poet Christopher Marlowe, 1564–1593, who was a dramatist and a contemporary of Shakespeare, wrote “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love” which I have incorporated into the collage in this posting.
In today’s economy of words it has changed to simply “Will you marry me?”
And so it begins.
Click To Enlarge and Read Part of Marlowe’s Poem
collage with watercolor