Thursday, May 7, 2009

a bithday wish!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a bloggy friend!
A Birthday Poem
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.
~Ted Kooser

Happy Birthday to AlpHa! Go find her blogs-- Push the button Alpha and INducCed MEtaMoRphOsis and wish her a happy birthday!

Note: Ted Kooser, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of English and the poet laureate consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, has been awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for his book "Delights & Shadows" (Copper Canyon, 2004). His website is here

photo by me © 2006 (actually sunset in Colorado)

9 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG !!!!
    I am sooo touched!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU xoxoxox

    Wow, this is an amazing surprise..wow lol :))

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  2. Lovely photo and poem for your bloggy friend! Happy Birthday to her!

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  3. What a special thing to do for a bloggy friend!

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  4. Happy birthday to Alpha! That's an amazing poem - thanks for posting it.

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  5. Super nice of you :)
    And that photo is amazing...you really have a talent here!!!

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  6. beautiful pic and poem! :D

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  7. Such a beautifilled birthday wish!

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  8. sunset in Colorado photo is great! love it!

    Todd
    http://toddgourley.blogspot.com/

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