May you stand at your ease,
a creature to behold;
the sun on your face,
lit by a smile from within;
the land spread out before you,
its beauty matching your own.
May a trove of good wishes
fall upon your shoulders
and lighten your spirits.
May the day reward your good deeds,
the evening bring warm hopes for the future,
and the night a sound rest.
That’s a beautiful ‘wish’. Is it the year round again? Wow, time flies (which is a smaller creature than the house fly) 🙂
It was composed for a cousin . . . partly out of embarrassment, because I didn’t remember the birthday until Facebook told me so. My old birthday calendar’s gone missing; I think it’s trying to hunt down its parents to find out if it is Julian or Gregorian.
Oops, sorry, I took it to be Happy Birthday to your blog. Faux pas, Apologies.
You’re actually close, CP, and the fault is partially mine: the anniversary was at the end of August, but I was preoccupied, and so didn’t note it.
Ah-ha, as they say. 🙂
And here’s the other Bierstadt, CP, that I mentioned in the comments about chapter 44 of P&P.
Again, Ah-ha! I hadn’t looked at the credit, though I did have it taped as German Romantic. Okay, so I’ve just checked him out on Wiki. Change that to American-German Romantic!