Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Birthday Remembrance

My dad would have celebrated his 84th birthday today. While he didn't read poetry, I think he would have liked Ted Kooser.
A Birthday Poem
by Ted Kooser

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.

Read the poem in its entirety.
Happy birthday daddy. I miss you.


  1. Lovely remembrance. I do the same on the anniversaries of my parents birth. We always have those heart triggers to remind us.

  2. I'm thinking a happy thought for you.

  3. Happy birthday to your dad, Tricia. He would be happy to know that you won the critique. Congratulations!

  4. That's really beautiful, and I'm grateful you can remember your Dad with a poem that describes a perfect, light-filled day.