10 April 2011

Hurray for Susan’s Birthday

Hurray for Susan’s Birthday

17 March 2011

Susan thought this birthday would be goner,

But we wanted to surprise her with honor.

We want this year

To be a time of cheer.

As she turns the big six-oh

We want to thank her so.

After the trials and joys

Of raising four fine boys

She gets to do reruns

With granddaughters and grandsons.

Thanks for your example and the difference

You have made in the lives of the students.

You have been a person of positive influence.

What we mean and these words we’re usin’

Say happy birthday, we love you Susan.

08 April 2011

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

8 April 2011

A gust of wind power

Sent the spring rain

Of a brief shower

Against my window pane.

Outside under the eaves

Crystals winked in sync

On the grass and leaves

To the sound of plink, plink.

I kicked off my flip-flops

To walk around barefoot,

Get wet from the raindrops

And enjoy the sensory input.

I unzipped my coat

To feel the setting sun

On my chest and throat,

A vitamin D dry run.

For precious minutes

I got to enjoy nature

At its freshest, in its

Own nomenclature.