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A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry
AC (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry

Poem By Alison Cassidy

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
I think I'd better not because you'll say
'You silly cow, you know I hate the heat.
It makes me cross and grumpy, and I'll beat

The living daylights out of those who sigh
And dream beneath a cloudless summer sky.'
How sad for you, the Aussie eye of heaven
Shines hot and hellish from around eleven.

By three o-clock you're panting in the heat.
This blood summer really has you beat.
Oh what the heck, no matter what you say.
Let's have a drink and celebrate YOUR day.

So long as you can breathe and I can see.
So long we'll share this muse called poetry.

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Comments (17)

This is a Very good sonnet from you dear poet
a typical aussie poem about the heat! incorporated into a birthday poem. hahahah! i love it. just a point of observation, in your 2nd last verse, line 2 ' this blood summer....' i think should read - this summer... cheerio carola
What can I say 'cept thank you sweetheart, and apologise for being an old grump. Love you, Jez
one of the best birthday poem's i ever saw
What a delightful birthday poem, Alison.