Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry - Poem by Alison Cassidy

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
I think I'd better not because you'll say
'You silly cow, you know I hate the heat.
It makes me cross and grumpy, and I'll beat

The living daylights out of those who sigh
And dream beneath a cloudless summer sky.'
How sad for you, the Aussie eye of heaven
Shines hot and hellish from around eleven.

By three o-clock you're panting in the heat.
This blood summer really has you beat.
Oh what the heck, no matter what you say.
Let's have a drink and celebrate YOUR day.

So long as you can breathe and I can see.
So long we'll share this muse called poetry.


Comments about A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry by Alison Cassidy

  • (12/7/2018 8:54:00 PM)

    a typical aussie poem about the heat! incorporated into a birthday poem. hahahah! i love it.
    just a point of observation, in your 2nd last verse, line 2 ' this blood summer....' i think should read - this summer...
    cheerio carola
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    (12/7/2018 8:56:00 PM)

    oops i left out a word. i'll start again, i think you meant your poem to read 'this summer....'

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  • (2/2/2010 5:34:00 PM)

    What can I say 'cept thank you sweetheart, and apologise for being an old grump. Love you, Jez (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    one of the best birthday poem's i ever saw (Report)Reply

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  • (6/4/2008 7:49:00 PM)

    What a delightful birthday poem, Alison. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/16/2008 5:18:00 AM)

    Aw Allie... this is so lovely! As Fran says, not all sugary... just to the point and clearly written with much love for your friend and companion in life! And of course I love Shakespeare... so what't not to like with this fine sonnet? Bravo Allie! HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • (1/9/2008 1:42:00 AM)

    Allie, its a beautiful birthday sonnet for Jerry wonderful to read and I love how its flowing sweet tender words. Love Mary :) :) (Report)Reply

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  • (1/8/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    No soppy, sugary sweet words here. It's the real thing written, in your inimitable way, for a lovely man. Told with humour and realism. A wonderful read, Allie. And I send my best wishes to Jerry.

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (1/7/2008 12:32:00 AM)

    Allie what a wonderful birthday poem. All That is left for me to say is Have a belated bloody Cool Birthday Jerry. Loved it and thanks for sharing it. (10)
    David
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  • (1/5/2008 2:18:00 PM)

    This is very good... no beating around the bush, you tell it as it is, a honest, humourous and romantic sonnet - the closing couplet resounds Allie...hope your day was a happy one jerry! justine xx (Report)Reply

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  • (1/5/2008 12:41:00 AM)

    A marvelous and loving words to my handsome mentor here in PH... Happy Birthday Jerry! .May you always be handsome forever, not an old Fart..ha ha.Love you! ...Meggie

    And to Ali, a wonderful write, of course..i salute you..here's my hug.....Meggie
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  • (1/4/2008 7:27:00 AM)

    Happy Birthday Jerry, you two seem so well matched, so close, what a great partnership
    Thankyou for sharing this

    Love duncan X
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  • (1/4/2008 5:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful sonnet Alison for Jerry you are surely a class act you do have a way with words, happy birthday Jerry (Report)Reply

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  • (1/3/2008 11:04:00 PM)

    Thank you for the sonnet sweetheart but I must make a correction. I'd never refer to you as a cow, a heffer may be, never a cow. So, how now? Love, The Old Fart (Report)Reply

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  • (1/3/2008 10:38:00 PM)

    Happy Birthday Jerry! What a fun sonnet. The best part is that the fun is shared. BTW, I had to scrape ice off of my car windows this morning. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/3/2008 5:37:00 AM)

    Shall I compare thee to that bard of old?
    Thou art more comic and more mischivous.

    Wishing you two a wonderful day beneath the Aussie eye of heaven.
    Love, Magda
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  • (1/3/2008 5:35:00 AM)

    Very nicely done, Yes, a drink or two to celebrate Jerry's Birthday sounds wonderful too.

    Scott
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 31, 2008


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