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. asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 9 years ago

Would you wish Happy Birthday to a poet?

29 years ago today, a baby boy was born; it was NOT Peter Benoit. Today IS Peter's birthday though so...

What mystery of universal consequence

Could over years and time

Turn chaos into common sense

And cause our worlds to rhyme?

What causes create friendships that are sweet and rare

Betwixt one another

With neither plan nor thought nor prayer?

I know that was a lousy poem, but I'm just not that adroit.

But happy birthday to friend and bard - Mr. Peter Benoit!


Melty, he does not use the French pronunciation; he pronounces it as the rhyme implies.

Update 2:

That 29 year old is NOT Peter; I was joshing him. I imagine Someone Somewhere turned 29 today, but I don't know who. lol

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Thank you, darlin'. For all the acclaim I'm reaping today, I must have found my true calling in life: I have mastered the art of aging! My knees were precocious... LOL

    When I have a little break after I finish fulfilling my contract, I owe you a special poem about trees, and life. I know how I will do it, and it will be my finest work.

  • 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Peter :)

  • 9 years ago

    Way Happy Birthday Peter, can I jump outta the cake? OK BG who else's is it?

    I'll bring horns and party hats for everybody.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    The first stanza is well writ but it is the second that I like:

    What causes create friendships that are sweet and rare

    Betwixt one another

    With neither plan nor thought nor prayer?

    This is sublime. To have someone thinking of you when they write lines like this! Wow!

    I don't think this is a lousy poem. I would be humbled if anyone wrote anything approaching this about me.

    Nice one!

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  • 9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Peter

    ..I hope it was wonderful

  • 9 years ago

    Always the thoughtful one Kathy. Today would also have been the 50th birthday of Princess Diana had she lived.

  • 9 years ago

    I would wish a wish

    make a sign

    bury a knotted piece of twine

    good tidings

    and many happy returns

  • 9 years ago

    The response is enormous to your post, to LC's, to mine. It is as if the gods are having a meeting and not minding us today celebrating. I'm saving all responses to my hard drive anyway. Thank you.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Happy birthday Peter. I also thought you were older. You were advising me. that's why, an honorable but also very hard thing to do. So, happy birthday my good friend, Να τα χιλιάσεις! ("Live for a 1000 years" as we say in my parts). Giorgio

  • 9 years ago

    BG, this was not a lousy poem, it was very good and

    oh so thoughtful of you....nice to see you around again

    as it has been awhile....and once again, you show your

    sweet ways~and it is appreciated....always..

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