Monday, May 24, 2010

A Birthday Poem for Rachel by James Simmons

For every year of life we light
a candle on your cake
to mark the simple sort of progress
anyone can make,
and then, to test your nerve or give
a proper view of death,
you???re asked to blow each light, each year,
out with your own breath.

I wanted to put this on the blog so I don't forget about it. I think it's a lovely, insightful view into birthday celebrations and parenting.

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