When we first met, Alicia and Andrew told us of their love of the sea as the place they return to for sanctuary and renewal. And on their wedding day, as though joining in the celebration, it was indeed stunning—even if it came with a gale-force wind determined to steal away anything not firmly battened down! (It made a few particularly sly attempts on Alicia’s veil.) In the end, though, all that wind made for some beautiful portraits. Not that these two needed any help—the love between them was positively electric.
In that first meeting, our conversation meandered to our shared love of poetry, and the works of Emily Dickinson in particular. Alicia and Andrew—we wish you the happiest of lives together, filled with love, sun-filled days on the beach, and of course, poetry.
The Moon is distant from the Sea –
And yet, with Amber Hands –
She leads Him, docile as a Boy –
Along appointed sands –
He never misses a Degree –
Obedient to Her Eye –
He comes just so far – toward the Town –
Just so far – goes away –
Oh, Signor, Thine, the Amber Hand –
And mine – the distant Sea –
Obedient to the least command –
Thine eye impose on me –