Friday, May 21, 2010

POETRY FRIDAY: A Bridal Shower Post

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. This past week has been an especially busy one for me. I was working on preparations for my daughter’s bridal shower, which we had last Saturday. I was also helping to get everything organized for our reading council’s spring dinner meeting on Wednesday. Both events were great successes. Family and friends had a grand time at the shower—and Sara received lots of fine gifts. Lita Judge made a fantastic presentation at our council dinner.
My Daughter Sara with Her Bridesmaids

I find that special occasions often lend themselves to poetry—so I brought a basket of poems to read at my daughter’s bridal shower. I wrote some silly little poems. The other poems I shared were written by J. Patrick Lewis, Donald Hall, Lucille Clifton, Denys Cazet, Martin Espada, and Pablo Neruda.

My husband, Sara, and I

I wrote three poems for the shower:
  • My Birth Day—which is told in Sara’s voice
  • Love Rhyme—a poem in two voices told by Sara and Jerry
  • A Note from Jack and Rudy—a poem in two voices told by Jack and Rudy, Sara and Jerry’s dog and cat.


My Birth Day

Mom’s water broke.
I was on my way!
February 12, 1980
Was a special day.
That’s when I arrived—
A princess true.
To my safe little kingdom
I bid adieu.
Then I met my mom
And tried to explain
Why I had caused her
So much pain.
She held me tight
And kissed my head
Just after the dear old
doctor said:
It’s NOT a boy!”
And that’s when daddy jumped for joy!!!

We decorated "wine bottles of the month" for Sara and Jerry.

Love Rhyme

Eeny meeny miney mo
I’ve picked my favoritest, specialest beau.
Jerry, Jerry, HE’S the man.
I’m gonna marry him if I can!

Eeny meeny miney moo
I KNEW Sara loved me too…
So I got down on bended knee
And I said: “Honeybunch, marry me!”

Eeny meeny miney my.
We’re getting married in July.
We’re so excited. We can’t wait.
Do come and help us celebrate!


A Note from Jack & Rudy

No need for a black tie.
No need for a gown.
No need for a silk vest
Or tiara-like crown.
Our master and mistress
Just want us to say
They’d love you to join them
On THEIR wedding day.

The Shower Cakes (Lemon & Red Velvet)


At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Josephine Dickinson entitled My Lover Gave Me Green Leaves.

Laura Salas is doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.

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