If you’ve been following regularly then you know that I love singing the praises of my extra talented group of friends. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by generous, honest, intelligent and kind-hearted people. Yes, indeed! Last month for my birthday my friend Suparna wrote me a sweet little poem. I asked her permission to share it here.
Through meadows green, on stones so clean
Skips the birthday girl
A calm day down Forest Way
She pauses at the door with a curl.
Why so quiet? One cannot deny it
The elf that lives within
Generally sings with tones that ring
Clattering pots and cups of tin.
She says, “Hello?” and feels she must go
But stops when she senses the smell
Of freshly baked cake and all that would make
A girl enter without ringing the bell.
It was dark inside, enough to hide
A GREAT BIG elvin party
Who flipped on the lights and screamed with DELIGHT,
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDANA GARBATI!”
While my birthday has passed, I just love re-reading this made-for-me poem. Thanks Suparna!
p.s. Not only can Suparna write and rhyme, but she also coaches a Quidditch team for her students in Singapore. She has yet to tell me exactly how she goes about this!