Wedding Poems Nature • Culture • Adventure

My daughter, Bryn Rodriguez, and her husband Andr’s, shared the following poems at their wedding on April 18, 2011 in Costa Rica. The second poem, Culture, was written by my wife, Megan Tschannen-Moran. Enjoy!




Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth
You owe me

Imagine what happens
With a love like that

It lights up the whole sky! ~ Hafiz’

Incluso despu’s de todo este tiempo
El sol nunca le dice a la tierra
Me debes

Imag•nense lo que sucede
Con un amor como aquel

Ilumina todo el cielo! ~ Hafiz


The places that you come from
Are quite different from my own.
The well-worn patterns
of daily life
Reflect the history of your people •
What they loved and what mattered enough to die for.

The paths you traveled,
That brought you to this place,
Were bordered by different vistas, hills, and streams.
Yet, when my eyes
met yours,
in the crisp morning air,
You smiled, and I was glad.

~ Megan Tschannen-Moran


Los lugares de los que vienes
Son muy diferentes de las m•os.
Los patrones muy conocidos
de la vida cotidiana
Reflejan la historia de tu pueblo •
Lo que ellos amaban y lo que importaba lo suficiente como para morir por ello.

Las rutas que viajaste,
Que te trajeron a este lugar,
Tuvieron como l•mite diferentes vistas,
cerros y arroyos.
Sin embargo, cuando mi mirada
se cruz• con la tuya,
en el aire de la ma•ana crujiente,
Sonre’ste, y me alegr•.

~ Megan Tschannen-Moran


Deep inside the mountain
the adventures hide themselves.
They are of all forms and shapes.
They all have an excellent ending,
because those who live their lives
in adventure
see the world
in an extra ordinary way.

To attract the adventures into
the patterns of habit
we only need to close our eyes
and ask them to embrace us.

Life itself is certainly
a grand adventure
if only we have the eyes to see.

~ Anonymous, adapted

Dentro de la monta•a
las aventuras se esconden.
Son de todas las formas y figuras.
Todas ellas tienen un final excelente,
porque los que viven sus vidas
en aventura
ven el mundo
de una manera extraordinaria.

Para atraer a las aventuras en
los patrones de h•bito
s•lo tenemos que cerrar los ojos
y pedirles que nos abracen.

La vida misma es sin duda
una gran aventura
si s•lo tenemos ojos para verla.

~ An•nimo, adaptado

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