Myrna Celebrates Herself

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #155 
Let's Celebrate  (posted by Merril)

"Hello dVerse Poets! It’s Merril welcoming you back to our poetic pub after the break. We’re going to jump right in with a celebratory Q."

Today—and this week–we’re going to celebrate the 11th anniversary of dVerse. Grace says, “the announcement of the new poetry community was made on July 11, 2011. We officially opened on July 19 with an OpenLinkNight.”

My cousin turned
sixty-five.  She threw
herself a party.
We gathered 
outdoors.  Celebratory 
balloons danced in a late
August breeze.  I gave her
a book, ‘When I Am Older
I Shall Wear Purple’.  Now
I’m old, she’s gone,
and I write in purple.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Myrna Celebrates Herself

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one.


  2. Crushing poetry. Really masterfully done.


  3. merrildsmith says:

    Well-crafted! I remember when 65 seemed very old. Sigh.
    Thank you for celebrating!


  4. Grace says:

    Beautiful and poignant.


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