Epithalamium, [Happy Bridegroom]

Happy bridegroom, Hesper brings
All desired and timely things.
All whom morning sends to roam,
Hesper loves to lead them home.
Home return who him behold,
Child to mother, sheep to fold,
Bird to nest from wandering wide:
Happy bridegroom, seek your bride.


Translation by A. E. Housman, 1922.  This poem is in the public domain.