Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 194 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

A Birthday Celebration - Poem by Bernard Kennedy

A joy rings out, throughout,
family, neighbourhood and clan,
'thou art 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.
You are here and happy we,
that thou art born,
and happy birthday.


Comments about A Birthday Celebration by Bernard Kennedy

  • Rookie - 45 Points 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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  • Rookie - 128 Points Teddy Opundo (6/6/2014 2:05:00 PM)

    awesome piece about birthday celebration, thumbs up (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 7, 2015


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