Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today is My Birthday

And I have nothing profound to say about it. Nothing at all. So I think I will share a poem.

Birth Day
by Elise Paschen

Armored in red, her voice commands
every corner. Bells gong on squares,
in steeples, answering the prayers.
Bright tulips crown the boulevards.

Pulled from the womb she imitates
that mythic kick from some god's head.
She roars, and we are conquered.
Her legs, set free, combat the air.

Naked warrior: she is our own.
Entire empires are overthrown.


  1. Happy Birthday! My birthday is also October 14th!

  2. Love the poem. Love the pic. Love you. Happy Birth Day. <3

  3. I love that poem and the beautiful picture. I assume that is you and your parents. Happy Birth-day Felice!

  4. Happy Birthday Sarah! Thanks for the love, everyone. Yes, those are my parents. I was their first. I was 9lbs 11 oz.



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