Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5 Autumn Wedding Cocktail Hour Song Ideas From Poet John Keats



You can always find inspiration for weddings from the great poets. Here are some ideas to inspire your Autumn wedding experience from the genius poet, John Keats.


Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,

And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

And still more, later flowers for the bees,

Until they think warm days will never cease,

For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cells.


Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?

Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find

Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,

Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;

Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,

Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook

Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:

And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep

Steady thy laden head across the brook;

Or by a cider-press, with patient look,

Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.


Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,

And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;

Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn

Among the river shallows, borne aloft

Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;

And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;

Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft

The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;

And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.”


taken from the poem “To Autumn” by John Keats

There is only one great poet named John Keats; as so, there will only be one great event in your life and that is your wedding,

We can create as we aspire to achieve a poetic essence in your wedding event. Specifically, autumnal poetic-ism to fill the musical senses during the wedding cocktail hour.

Keats is inventive in writing,

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness...

fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.”

First off, a wonderful musical approach to this poetic precept would be with soft and mellow songs alluding to the ripeness, or the choice timing of the nuptial couples eternal love. An instrumental orchestrated-jazz theme would be a nice background while in the foreground a lyrical melody evokes that “our” moment is now, “our” time, at this very second, is right. When a couples love has matured, let us sing of its beautiful timing.

Secondly, Keats scribes,

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

And still more, later flowers for the bees,

Until they think warm days will never cease,”

Now, so as Autumn grows with the ripeness and bloom and nectar of the season, it is the same fruition of the wedding couples endless love. For your wedding cocktail hour, a performance of songs with that same passion evoking overflowing perpetual love is correct. A continuity of blossoming love in their future family can also be evident and expressed in song. A roaring river of love cresting pass the rocky shores of life cannot stop this love. There are many songs with this theme and should be easy to create and personalize for the wedding cocktail hour.

Third, the natural ability of storing the precious and dearest things to ones heart emerges from Keats when he pens,

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?

Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find

Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,

Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind

Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook

Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:

And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep

Steady thy laden head across the brook;

Or by a cider-press, with patient look,

Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.”

As the law of nature is true, so to is the natural law of storing and keeping; in this sense, the selecting and cherishing of the most precious things encompassing the jubilant couple's love. As with the autumn seasons, this time of the year finds many a person selecting and holding for future seasons. The same can be applied to weddings. A sense of seeing two people treasuring each others most precious gifting reflecting their love in all delicacy and eloquence for the future seasons is all-natural. And it is this attention to loves deepest details for one another which can be applied musically. Songs with themes depicting “we are made for each other” are your best choice. Some more themes include lyrical songs like “never losing sight of the important things” or songs that reveal how “the little things magically add up to our love.”

The fourth Autumnal wedding visage comes from the line,

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.

The musical theme here is that their love is lacking nothing. The couple has everything in place. As they begin this new season together they have nothing to fear about tomorrow for they are equipped. If there was any doubt about the journey in front of them it was left far behind as their hearts said yes to one another. They are making beautiful music together and their wedding cocktail hour is that perfect moment to share that feeling. A musical feel can be lyrical songs with themes such as “our love is complete” and “you are everything to me.” Its time to hear the love of their heart.

The final musical idea is based on Keats poetic scenery. The couples surroundings sing, and paint, and harmonize perfectly with the love they share with each other. Keats canvasses artistically when he says,

Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft

The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;

And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.”

The married couple's new Season of Love is moving naturally and perfect as the seasons of the year move from summer to Autumn. Unison is the air that the future holds for both bride and groom. When all the colors of Autumn are in sync and all the smells of Fall are together with their hearts decor and when the tastes of the fruit of their love is in brimful maturity then these are the covenants of Autumnal love. This is Keats' Autumn of Love. These are the musical reflections for your Autumn Wedding Cocktail Hour of Love.

Are there other Keats inspirations of the Fall that you see with your Fall wedding?

What is your favorite Keats poetic device for Autumn?

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