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    Alice Oswald - Wedding - Andrew Motion


    by poetictouch

    Sir Andrew Motion reads Alice Oswald's Wedding - London 4 July 2012

    by Alice Oswald (1966-)

    From time to time our love is like a sail
    and when the sail begins to alternate
    from tack to tack, it's like a swallowtail
    and when the swallow flies it's like a coat;
    and if the coat is yours, it has a tear
    like a wide mouth and when the mouth begins
    to draw the wind, it's like a trumpeter
    and when the trumpet blows, it blows like millions...
    and this, my love, when millions come and go
    beyond the need of us, is like a trick;
    and when the trick begins, it's like a toe
    tip-toeing on a rope, which is like luck;
    and when the luck begins, it's like a wedding,
    which is like love, which is like everything.