Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Happy Birthday

Tomorrow is my birthday. I was going to try to write something profound about it but I think it's all been said. I love this little poem called "A Happy Birthday" so I thought I'd share it. I know I will have a happy birthday because I will celebrate with the people I love.

by Ted Kooser

This evening, I sat by an open window
and read until the light was gone
and the book was no more
than a part of the darkness.
I could easily have switched on a lamp,
but I wanted to ride this day down into night,
to sit alone and smooth the unreadable page
with the pale gray ghost of my hand.

9 comments:

quakerdave said...

Hope you have a great day.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Happy birthday, dear friend.

Leslie Waddell said...

Have an absolutely wonderful Birthday! And may you have many more happy returns to the day of your birth!
Celebrate!!

Susan's Snippets said...

Happy Day of your Birth!!

Hoping you ride it out until the darkness sets in, all the while...

with a smile

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Diane. I love Ted Kooser. Thanks for sharing one of his poems.

S.L. Corsua said...

Happy, happy birthday! It's Saturday morning here, already, but still Friday night where you are, right? So, technically, I'm still on time. (grin) Be blessed.

John Ettorre said...

Happy birthday Diane!

Poetikat said...

Oh, Diane - sorry I missed it! I hope it was a fine day and you spent it well and joyfully.

Kat

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday. Wishing you a year of health and happiness.