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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Laurie

Happy, happy
Birthday, to one who walks
the halls of beauty
With angels in her eyes
And demons clinging
to her skirts, insisting
they be heard above
the rustle of her divine
Inspiration from every
Worthy host, Plato, Aristotle,
Juno and all the rest with
Their splendid words.
Happy birthday, dearest friend,
You who listen to every
Promise, expecting nothing but keeping
Your own, bearing the burden of
All knowledge with courage,
Calm, and the radiance of
Your original, truthful face.

7 Comments:

Blogger Laurie said...

I'm crying. Thank you so much. This is the coolest thing anyone has ever done for me. I love you, honey.

11:16 AM

 
Blogger Shanna said...

That was beautiful, Yak.

3:46 PM

 
Blogger TheChieftess said...

Beautiful...and apropos!!!

11:48 PM

 
Anonymous San Diego Farmgirl said...

What a fantastic poem! Happy Birthday, Laurie! MUAH!

9:00 PM

 
Blogger Laurie said...

Thanks, Farmgirl!!!

1:11 AM

 
OpenID pasadenaadjacent said...

yes! and many more

9:48 AM

 
Blogger Judy Williams said...

WOW, Pat, just stumbling on this. It's poignant, spot on and oh so beautifully written. You kind of summed her up didn't you. You're the best!!!

11:43 AM

 

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