On Your Engagement Let the Angels Sing

Music: Entrance to the Queen of Sheba.
By George Frideric Handel.
Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email

Hear me read
the poem as
an MP3 file.

Watch me read
the poem as
an MP4 file.

Alpha List

Angel Poems


About This

Poems for

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

On your engagement let the angels sing!
Now let them fill the air with voices strong!
Yield, ye gates that shelter Heaven's throng!
Open up, that they might glory bring!
Unleash the mighty organ tones that ring
Right through the rock beneath your joyous song!
Even to this world of right and wrong
Now come angels past all reckoning!
Granted, after celebration due,
Angels tend to slowly disappear,
Going back behind the golden door
Even as you long for their return.
Music, though, remains behind with you.
Each moment that you listen you will hear
Not them, but from your own unwritten score,
The songs of love no innocent could learn.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [ links]