On my birthday, the seventy fifth of my life

Storm Eric dropped in.

The skies broke wind

gusting spring bulb selections in plastic bowers

making communities of blown bags.


Tall boundary hedges bristled,

long loping evergreens

careened across the ragged landscape

blunted with rain.


A harsh but necessary greeting it felt

leaving me happy as witness

to the long planting of the years.




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Sun 10th Feb 2019 11:30

Hi folks. Thanks for your congrats. It's a long hard climb, believe me, but now on the peaks I've got time to put thoughts down.

Thanks Vautaw, there you go!

Good to here from you Tim. You made my day!

Hi Brian. Guilty as charged. !!

Thanks Po. I can handle the candles, but can the planet? More concerned with the breath to blow them out to be honest. I had small my mantelpiece full of cards....

Appreciate that Kevin thanks.

Splendid greetings Anya - I've given it away now havn't I !

Moving on into the stratosphere now.....


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kJ Walker

Sat 9th Feb 2019 08:08

Belated birthday greetings Ray. Hope you had a great day.
Cheers Kevin


Sat 9th Feb 2019 07:05

Great poem Ray.

How many cards did you get?

Oh! and did you have a cake?... Because at your age you have to think about and consider the effects on 'Global warming' with all those candles.

Keep writing mate.


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Brian Maryon

Fri 8th Feb 2019 23:12

Happy birthday Ray...did you wear the suit?

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Tim Ellis

Fri 8th Feb 2019 22:59

Happy Birthday Ray! I hope I manage to write a poem as fine as this by the time Iā€™m 75.

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Fri 8th Feb 2019 21:50

Happy 75th birthday Ray! What a great way to celebrate... with words, kindred spirits, and evergreens! šŸŒ¦šŸŒˆšŸŒ¼

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