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A birthday wish a birthday kiss
The little candle’s flame
Smile as you picture your heavenly dream
Love, happiness, fortune and fame
Unwrap a mystery, re-write history
A new leaf a new page
Rejoice in the love projected at you
Smile with content as you come of age
Pink and balloons, icing and fizz
Friends smile with glee
Let the children un-wrap your gifts
Let them enjoy, but the present’s for me!
Allow the sugar to work it’s magic
Delight in sponge and cream
Chocolate buttons, music and joy
Allow others to create the lovely dream
Thoughts of birthdays from when I was a child
I lived near the sea
A slide in my garden, pretty dresses and dolls
Kisses from my mother, I felt so free
August girl, brave like the lion
Ruled by sun, shine and gleam
Leo is my sign of the star
Barefoot and free, number seventeen
Protected and small curl up into a ball
Tuck your chin deep into your knees
Bury your head hide from the world
Ask the questions ‘why’ and ‘please’
Make yourself small curl up into a ball
Back rounded and C-shaped curved
Holding your body, mind and soul
Is this the life bestowed and deserved?
Hunched and small curl up into ball
Cry deep into your thighs
The position a comfort, hidden from eyes
Sheltered from truth, sheltered from lies
Scrunched and small curl up into a ball
Sit or lay on your side
Allow the emotions to come and go
It feels good sometimes to retreat and hide
Tight and small curl up into a ball
Sometimes ‘you’ are your greatest gift
It’s okay it’s okay you tell yourself
As the tears flow and thoughts waft and drift
Bunched and small curl up into a ball
The position a natural crisis pose
Why does it ease the burning pain
So straighten up, stand tall, re-bloom like a rose
By Catherine Sabatina
This still was taken from the…”In the Meadow Collection” by Grace Elizabeth Evans
Catherine Sabatina is the author of urban fantasy delights “The Sweet Jasmine Series.”
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)
William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
One of my favourites, and also featured in Sweet Jasmine Cakes and Magic as homage to Shakespeare and to literature at its utmost sublime.
Plus the sun is shining today, which always makes me think of this beautiful sonnet.
For a a lovely read in the garden, download Sweet Jasmine Cakes and Magic today http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Jasmine-Cakes-Magic-ebook/dp/B006L3NF52