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POETRY THURSDAY
29 for the, hrm...somethingth time. Awakened at 6:30 a.m. to flowers, gifts, singing, and the smiling faces of my family. Greeted with fresh-baked homemade cinnamon scones and hugs from colleagues. Plans for lunch in town and sushi dinner later. The day is looking good so far! :)

A Birthday Poem
Ted Kooser


Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come
with his bucket
for the foamy white light,
and then a long day in the pasture.
I too spend my days grazing,
feasting on every green moment
till darkness calls,
and with the others
I walk away into the night,
swinging the little tin bell
of my name.

More excellent poetry can be found at Poetry Thursday
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music: Sofia Karlsson—Mot Ljuset


Comments

Happy birthday Ms. Liz! Happy to hear the birthday has started out right and hopefully they'll spoil you a bit more for good measure. :)

thank you! They did :)

roses are red
violets are blue
happy birthday
to you

:-)

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LOL! I'm not sure I should be thanking you for the garbage can photo, but thank you for the sentiment, all the same :D

Hippo birdie two ewes!

muchas grassyass!

Happy Birthday Liz! Hope it's a great day for you!

thank you, it definitely has been! :)

Happy birthday, Liz! Hope it's a fabulous one. :)

I certainly can't complain! Thanks very much :)

Happy birthday!!

Thank'ee kindly, ma'am!

(Anonymous)
it's your BIRTHDAY!!??

August 10, August 10, August 10-- how did I not have this on my radar?? Oh Liz, I am sending you, YOU the magical spirit of all magical spirits, so much love and good energies. I am going to walk the butterscotch boys down into the field on your behalf and sing a birthday song out across the meadow-- that will be carried on the wind, over the lake out to the ocean, across the sea to land on your shoulder, with love.

Happy Birthday, my dear friend--

~bluepoppy

Re: it's your BIRTHDAY!!??

If that's not the perfect birthday present, I don't know what is! :)

Have a great one pretty lady!

I did! I am! :) thank you!

(Anonymous)
Happy Birthday, Liz!!

Glad your birthday day started off well. I'm not buying that 29 business though! My birthday present to you this year is actually posting a comment on your blog instead of being a lurkity-lurker. :-)

(Anonymous)
Happy Birthday, Liz!!

I forgot to sign my posting....

Love,
Kathey

Re: Happy Birthday, Liz!!

LOL! I'm glad you posted a PS, because I would have been driven crazy wondering. :) That was a nice birthday present! :D

And the best part? I'll be 29 next year too! It's a miracle!

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(Anonymous)

Happy b-day! Wonderful poem BTW.

((smile))
K
http://klmonahan.blogspot.com/

Thank you! :)

It's my job! I remind. :) Thank you for the nice wishes!

Haaaaaaaapy Biiiiiiiiiirthday tooooooooooo yooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuu!!!

:)

:D thank you very muchly!

(Anonymous)

"feasting on every green moment/till darkness calls,"

I love it, it conjures up such a beautiful image.

Happy Birthday!

thank you :)

In honor of it being your birthday (and Anders' of course!) and Poetry Thursday (just squeaking it in at the last minute!), here's one of our favorites.

Birthday Monsters - by Sandra Boynton



You're not awake. It's six o'clock
You hear a ring. You hear knock knock.
You hear the door come crashing down-
The birthday monsters are in town!

Five birthday monsters barge right in
And yell, "It's morning! Let's begin!"
They rush you down before you're ready
And use your breakfast as confetti.

"Oh look!" they shout, "It's 6:08!
Your present-opening can't wait!"
They've brought the presents they like best
You get the wrap, they keep the rest.

"And now," they say, "it's hide-and-seek!
You go and hide and we won't peek"
You find a hiding place that's great
You wait, and wait, and wait, and wait.
You realize 20 minutes later
They're raiding the refrigerator.

"It's time for cake!" the monsters shout,
"So hurry! Blow the candles out!"
You close your eyes and make a wish
And blow upon an empty dish.

"And now, goodbye!
It's been a thrill!"
And out they go.
The house is still.


They took your gifts.
They ate your cake.
They made the mess that monsters make
There's nothing more that could go wrong.
And then knock knock. And then ding dong!

One last surprise is here for you-

The birthday monster cleaning crew!

They fix! They sweep! They scrub the floor!
The house is clean!
They're out the door!
And on your kitchen shelf you find
The birthday things they've left behind.

I love her books! Even though we have the board-book versions and the kids are too big for them (for now), I'm hanging on to them. :) Thank you!

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