Susan's Thursday morning note January 2008 Poetry from Susan’s childhood
On mules you find two legs behind and two you find before. You stand behind before you find what the two behind be for! and What a wonderful bird the frog are! When he stand he sit almost; When he hop he fly almost. He ain't got no sense hardly; He ain't got no tail hardly either. When he sit, he sit on what he ain't got almost.
The birdy with the yellow bill jumped up on my window sill. Cocked his shiny eyes and said, "Ain't you 'shamed, you sleepy head?"
So, there you have my smiles for the day – the earliest form of poetry given to me so long ago. Make sure you somewhere write in your own writing (not on an e-mail!) the little sayings that you remember from your childhood. Keep them going – don’t forget. Even those little morsels that may seem insignificant are what made the you that you see in the mirror!! I will give you a prayer that I read in an anthology this morning. The sixth of January is the feast of Epiphany, when the three Magi brought their gifts to Jesus. This is the prayer for the end of the Christmas Season and for us – the beginning of our New Year. Now with this prayer – go take on your year with all the strength you can summon within you and with constant prayer!