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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 4, 2015      Views: 276
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 1 of the book 2015
Celebrating Karyn's (IndianiaIrish) Birthday
"Happy Birthday, Kar!" by mountainwriter49
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Today’s a very special day for Kar
as she begins another year.
For just a moment, she’ll reflect upon
her yesterdays with tears of joy
 
as she recalls her father’s love and how
he saved her magic silver wand.
She’ll laugh about her crazy sister’s deeds;
they’re like the Lucy-Ethel team!
 
But Kar is focused on tomorrow’s light
in which her friends and family
will always thrive in love and happiness.
As Bacchus fills her cup with wine
 
she’ll play some Muse and then begin to scribe
most wondrous prose and brilliant verse.
‘Tis through her gifted pen the ink will flow
upon the parchment of her heart.
 
So very Happy Birthday, my dear friend.
I raise my glass to you and sing--
please have a happy thirty-nine point twenty-four!


4 January 2015

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Author Notes
Inspiration:
Celebrating Karyn's Birthday today-4 January. Karyn's screen name is IndianiaIrish and is known to most of us as Kar, or the Poetrywoman.

Poetic Form:
Blank verse written in iambic meter with lines of varying length. Blank verse does not utilize end-rhyme or internal rhyme within the same line. This poem is written with four non-rhyming quatrains and a closing non-rhyming tercet.

Words:
Family = pronounced in three syllables
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