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While the ashes of marriage #2 were cooling, I began a journal here in verse, to keep myself out of trouble. So far so good, and one day at a time. I took a hiatus this past January, and I missed it terribly. Writing daily had changed the way I think - not my opinions, but the process of thinking itself. So here I am back again, and hungry. I began with three rules: (1) Iambic pentameter, (2) Perfect rhyme, and (3) It had to be true (no hyperbole). I hereby amend rule number 3: If I'm writing about myself, yes, it has to be true. But it doesn't, if I want to tell a story.

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AUGUST 28, 2010 2:13AM

Happy Birthday. Friday Aug 27, 2010

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Ten years ago this Sunday, she was born.
And though ten thousand may have written this
Before, in tongues now perished from the earth,

And more again, in cadences well-worn
Of languages still heard... a single kiss
Would silence them, and elevate her worth

Beyond immortal works of speech, and art.
I saw her, and I grew a second heart.

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Beautiful, DB. Happy Birthday, little DB's daughter!
However one says it, love is love is love. "I saw her, and I grew a second heart." Lovely birthday piece for a lovely 10 year old. Lovely birthday piece for all.
Turning ten! One of those special birthdays
She will hold dear and remember always!

A beautiful Happy Birthday poem for your daughter DB.
Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Oh, this is so lovely. Rated
Hello all. Thank you for coming by on a gorgeous Saturday. I need to write another one for her tomorrow morning -- I tried this one out and we had trouble with words like "tongues" and "perish."

But in the meantime, thank you for your well wishes. They are much appreciated.

froggy, thanks so much. I'll think of you (and the others) as I barbecue tomorrow evening.

anna1, really that's the best way I can describe it. And the thing is, no one ever told me that the second heart was missing. It's just something that parents discover themselves, all of them.

Kate, thank you. I don't remember 10 much, to be honest. I hope she will.

Lea, hello! Thanks for popping by.

sweetfeet, you too. Thanks for your wishes.

Rita, it is very nice to have you here. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting.

I also must apologize , as well, to everyone whose posts I've missed reading over the last week or so -- I know some good stuff has gone by, because the law of averages says that's just gonna happen. I've been having an all-work-and-no-play couple of weeks, and when it's over for the night, I write, I post, and I go to bed.

I am very gratified that everyone continues to come by. Thank you.
So precious, Happy Birthday to your sweet 10 year old.