Member Rara Avis
Yes, a lovely poem, so much tradition woven into this one.
the segment with "than" is a bit confusing to me, for than means a comparison...I'm wondering if you mean "then" I guess it could be a comparison that the crystal is better to be given for a bride than to be broken, I just want to be sure because it could be better for a bride, then broken as in the traditional ending to the ceremony when something is broken on the floor by the feet of the "groom" I think...my memory of the scenes in movies is blurry
Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.