Bernard Kennedy

(20 May 1956 / dublin)

A Birthday Celebration


A joy rings out, throughout,
family, neighbourhood and clan,
'she is here', born, now,
joy is ours.
No matter sometimes that lifes'
uphill climb like, hardrock scree
and seeming slide. No matter,
the peak that love shows is
there. No matter.
That thread of love,
upon the spindle weaves
a spool of cloth, a garment warm,
knowing that spool and spindle
bring a tapestry of delighted song,
a heart, shaping love, and
being shaped, the garment warms,
with color and delight.
and joy rings out, of happy heart
upon this birthday song.
She is here and happy we,
that she is born,
and happy birthday.

Submitted: Friday, June 06, 2014
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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  • Colleen Courtney (6/8/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Knowing that spool and spindle bring a tapestry of delighted song. How utterly brilliant is that line? Just one of many in this wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

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