OT: It's not like I like the kid...
- The sonnet I wrote for my son, Evan Bergeron, on the occasion of his 18th birthday:HwaetXVIIIWhat wisdom can a father give a boyWho suddenly has grown into a man?Who yesterday delighted in his toyAnd now who dares and does because he can?What knowledge gained in intervening yearsBetween your infant cry and these old bones?The nights all silent spent in prayers and tears?New as fresh spring grass, and old as stones?Two things, by sages long ago confirmedWill serve you well, let Fortune e're what may:Hearken to the lessons you have learned.Trust that God will lead you on your way.So. Here at childhood’s end, and manhood’s start,Man grown from boy, I hold you in my heart.Thanks to Lady Sorcha of the Cleftlands for transcribing it onto permanent media.Based on his reaction I suspect he'll keep it. :-DBrendanThe kid spotted an unexpected "gotcha." He's a 4th year student of the Chinese language. Months ago his teacher bestowed on him a Chinese name: Bo Je Ran.Ran meaning, "State of being" or... "So.":-DDD
- Much Clapping, cheering, and whistling from the grandstands from over here in Reno Nv!
Jenneth the Rindill
Bard of the PickleBowlthe arrogant fox held a woodsy feast
with otter balancing wines
down through the chimney
came swallows and beasts
while wren in her jesses reclined