Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ice Cream and Cake

Ice Cream and Cake

Today is my birthday!
Let's all have ice cream and cake!
Edward and I will be away in the flowers for a few days,
so I'm leaving behind a favourite poem as my birthday gift to all you wonderful readers!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
See you next week.

A Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more, they begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl's wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.

by James Wright


  1. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy the flowers with Edward.

    Thank you for your lovely and Edward are on my "must read" bloglist.

  2. Happy Birthday Pamela - enjoy the next few days - hope my little gift will be there by the time you return.

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your time with Edward.

    And thank you for the beautiful poem!

  4. A beautiful poem Pamela. I hope you both have a lovely time and Happy Birthday. Ice cream and cake sounds delicious.

  5. A wonderful poem and a happy birthday wish, Pamela.

  6. Happy birthday, my friend! Thanks for sharing a slice of your day with me. May the memories we have yet to make be as varied as the ones we already hold in our hearts.

    Enjoy the flowers with Edward!

  7. Happy birthday! Hope you'll have a lovely day.
    love, Joni

  8. Happiest of Birthdays!! Enjoy an extra piece of cake for me. xx

  9. Ice cream, cake and lots of fun! A Happy Birthday to you, Pamela!

  10. Happy Bithday Pamela and as my dad used to say "and plenty of 'em" ! xxx and x from Ted

  11. What a lovely poem.

    Have a fabulous Birthday dear Pamela xx

  12. Big, big, big Happy Birthday wishes to you Pamela...I am sure Edward and the Songwriter will see to your every wish :)

    Jeanne xx

  13. Happy Birthday, Pamela. May there be many, many more!

  14. Happy Birthday! I love your blog! Enjoy your day and give Edward an extra hug from me! :)

  15. Pamela, I wish you a spectacular birthday filled with all the things you love! Best to Edward too, just because!

  16. Hey Pamela, hope you have had an amazing day ! Happy happy birthday. A most lovely poem indeed.

  17. Happy Birthday Pamela! Wishing you many lovely days romping in the flowers with Edward!
    Thank you for the poem, it goes very well with cake & ice cream!
    xo J~

  18. Happy Birthday Pamela! I hope you have a wonderful, magical day and that all your wishes come true!

  19. Many more Happy Birthdays to you.

    Toad and Teddy Bear

  20. Many happy returns of the day Pamela. May all your Birthday wishes come true.

  21. Happy Birthday Pamela - have a wonderfully contented time wandering in the flowers with Edward.

  22. Happy Birthday!! Love reading your blog.

  23. Wilf will be having coconut icecream to celebrate.

  24. My birthday too! Happy Birthday, to us!

  25. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Pamelaaaa,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Tracy :)

  26. Oh Pamela,
    Happy, happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.
    Wishing you the best day ever, filled with lots of special birthday treats.There is nothing nicer than ice cream and cake so, indulge yourself. You and Edward have a wonderful day. With much love. XXXX

  27. Lovely post. Happy Birthday Pamela.

  28. What a surprise to find ice cream and cakes on your site I love it because Today is my birthday also!!!!

  29. Have a lovely birthday with Edward!

  30. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time away. Thank you also for visiting my blog. You are so sweet and I really appreciate it.

  31. Happy Birthday! May the new year bring only the best!


  32. Happy Birthday. Just discovered your blog - it's wonderful. Have a great day.

  33. Happy Birthday,Happy Spring,
    Happy happy happy wishes for you,
    and cheers to Edward <3

  34. A very happy birthday from England Pamela! ♥

  35. Happy Birthday and hope you have many more years of joy, happiness and Edward.
    I'm celebrating a birthday on 11 April; seems some of my favorite people have birthdays in April. Or, at the very least, in one of the other months -smile-.

  36. May the light always find you on a dreary day.
    When you need to be home may you find your way.
    May you always have courage to take a chance.
    And never find frogs in your underpants. - an Irish Toast
    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. May all your wishes come true as you travel around the sun this year.
    xx, shell and the bunnies

  37. Happy birthday! I love visiting your blog, it's always so beautiful.

  38. You had me at Minnesota; a marvelous poem (as always).

    Happy..happy belated birthday to you Pamela. I hope your days away were memorable and full of joy? May this year ahead be filled happiness, and the love of your song-writer and sweet Edward.

  39. Oh, I'm so sad I missed the special day...
    Wishing you a joyful and lovely year ahead!
    Thanks you for sharing the beautiful poem.

  40. Happy belated birthday! I hope your day was fun!!!!! Inge

  41. O MY Goodness..I'm late I'm late I'm late.....Wishing you many many happy birthday's dearest..Stay warm and stay happy..T.D and Company.

  42. Happy Birthday, I too just had one 74 for real.. Aries ,to Aries, I love you abd Edward. Have a nice trip,be safe..


  43. Feliz cumpleaños Pamela!!!
    I love your blog.
    Beautiful poem.

  44. Why am I late? I am sorry my dear blog friend! Because I prepped my daughter's birthday 4/8 and lots of work and ....
    Happy belated wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
    Thinking of you!


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