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Friday, January 11, 2008

Poetry Friday


Tomorrow is a big day in our family, it is the day of our son's first penance and it is our daughter's eleventh birthday. It's hard to believe that she is already going to be eleven years old. In honor of the birthday girl, I went looking for a poem that would suit her. The poem that would maybe be best is one that Karen posted today for Poetry Friday.

But then I found this one by Robert Louis Stevenson - so in honor of our birthday girl, I present:

Katherine
by Robert Louis Stevenson

We see you as we see a face
That trembles in a forest place
Upon the mirror of a pool
Forever quiet, clear and cool;
And in the wayward glass, appears
To hover between smiles and tears,
Elfin and human, airy and true,
And backed by the reflected blue.

The Poetry Friday Round-up is over at The Book Mine Set - so head on over.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your girl, Chris! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day tomorrow.

HipWriterMama said...

Oh, Chris. What a lovely poem! It made me teary. I hope your daughter has a day filled with many wonderful surprises!

And best of luck for your son's first penance. The way you've painted his personality, I would love what he has to say.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Christine M said...

Yeah, regarding my son's first penance, I'd love to be a fly on the wall.

Christine M said...

And thank you all for the early birthday wishes for Pippi.

Karen E. said...

It's lovely, and a happy birthday to your sweetie!