Monday, August 20, 2007

A Wonderful Weekend

I had a delightful time with dear family and friends at the Sweet Sixteens Family Reunion. Ben and Lucy, my sweet brother and sister, and their wonderful mom, Toni, were fabulous hosts.

Mickeybear, I missed you being there, but I know you were with me in spirit. And our poem was very well-received, I'm happy to say!

I'll post the poem here, to share with those of you who couldn't make it to the Sweet Sixteens bash:

"Sweet Sixteens", a sixteen-line poem presented with love and purrs from Marilyn MonREOW and Mickey Mantle

Sixteen years ago or more they fit
Curled up into a hand
Such energy, they couldn't sit
For long: the wee firebrands!

Twelve years ago or more they lived
Their lives as young adults
With exuberance and purrs to give,
Athletic prowess to exult.

Four years ago or more they grew
Calmer, contemplative
Quiet wisdom felt quite new
To those who'd been so sportive.

Today, the Sweet Sixteens (or more),
Know love and living intertwine
And daily from their hearts outpour
Dear joy for life divine.


Now that I'm home, I'm going to work on a Villanelle for my Mickeybear, to present to him when he gets back. And guess what else I did today... I played Box Wars with my little brother, MaoMao! *giggle*


michico 小芥 said...

Oah Marilyn, you are so tenderness to me~! The all reunion you have been help ben a lot and showing me around, you are so sweet.

The last picture of you play box, that is so adorable~!! I like seeing you playing.

Thanks for join my 10 year celebration, please feel free to pick 1 photo of my ablum, I will print to the real post card to sent everyone who choosed.

Henry Helton said...

That party was really awesome. It was nice to meet you there. I really enjoyed the poem reading. Too bad Mickey couldn't make it.

Pablo said...

Ooh. I love villanelles! 'Do not go gently into that good night...' that's a villanelle, isn't it? But they're so tricky! I'm sure you'll do an awesome job, though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,

It was a wonderful weekend and very special...Hugs And Purrs Ariel

Daisy said...

I really love the Sweet Sixteens poem. It made me feel a little bit melancholy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful week end! It was so great of you to teleport over to my place! We had so much FUN!
remember the song Mao Mao sang for his Ariel on my roof?

The Crew said...

You're looking lovely today, Marilyn.

Tipper & Misty

Crochetoholic Debb said...

Oh MEowwwww Marilyn ...I ama biggg fan of yours... :) anypurrrr I thought I would pop over to say meowwww to you and tag...your tagged for the Catnip Caper Meme....:)

zevo calamari said...

Love the box wars photo..your little brother is cute.

Tina T-P said...

I'm glad you had a good time up in our Pacific NW - your poem was just wonderful. We all really liked it. It was nice to learn so much about you. Tina, Sinda & Neelix (& all the critters on the farm)

Rosehaven Cottage said...

This is the cutest photo of you playing with Mao Mao! So cute! So glad someone had a camera to catch the moment of you two playing. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage