Sunday, September 25, 2011

Magpie 84




On Turning Seventy

Here I stand
Balanced on a precipice
Squared off against the rain
Laughing, as droplets hit my face
Arms outstretched
Ready for more




41 comments:

  1. Having recently passed a major milestone myself, I can certainly relate to this, except that I am probably more likely to stay inside these days where it's warm and dry.

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  2. You go girl! Fantastic.

    Love the header, too. : )

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  3. Why does this not surprise me, Helen? Love it.

    I especially enjoyed your last couple of comments at my Word Garden. Thank you for them!

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  4. Yup, in spite of everything- and because of it.Thanks

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  5. YOur words remind me of my MIL - who almost danced in the rain at the start of the rainy season (they lived in Zimbabwe)

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  6. Such a fun one... makes me want to do the same.

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  7. A wonderful spirit and attitude although I don't believe one moment that you've hit 70! No way!

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  8. This is great! I'm a bit younger, but I know this feeling exactly, and you put it so well.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. Heh, Helen... 70 is the new 50!!

    Go, Girl!

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  10. nice...so is today your birthday? howl at that storm and give us plenty more...smiles.

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  11. made me think back home when we all gonna sit on my mother's terrace and have beer while the rain is pouring... nice!

    JJRod'z

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  12. The only way to go...waiting for more!! Excellent..and a happy birthday for the wonderful years!!

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  13. Love your 70 springboard! I've jumped, too. LOL

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  14. HOly moly I loved this
    and happy birthday
    the best magpie yet today
    go Helen

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  15. Love the energy of it! Happy Birthday!

    Anna :o]

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  16. very very cool! Especially as I turn 69 this coming Sunday!
    which really will be the beginning of my 70th year

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  17. Dearest Helen,

    Happy belated 70th birthday girl! So that was on the 18th I guess, otherwise you would have written 'yesterday' instead of 'last Sunday'...
    Well, you're only a decade ahead of me but you have still a very young spirit and that's the most important of all. Wish you good health and many more years with you loved ones.

    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  18. A most happy birthday to you Helen! This poem captures your spirit so well-you have more spirit than many folks half your age. You go girl! Show everyone how it's done!

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  19. Happy Birthday Helen...hope your day was clear and sunny. Wonderful Magpie...Singing in the Rain!

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  20. Sounds wonderful:-) Can't wait (shan't have to much longer . . .)

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  21. Happy Birthday! Such a festive and forward looking piece - love it!

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  22. Hi Helen,
    Your writing's so refreshing. As I read it, I recalled a young girl's pleasure in standing under fresh Spring rainfall. It goes so well with the image ;-D
    emanita01

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  23. Love this! Wonderfully embracing and optimistic.

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday.

    very perfect piece of writing, thanks for sharing.

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  25. Belated Wishes...xxx. This Helena hopes to be a spirited Helen at 70, too (come rain ot shine!).....and look as good!!

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  26. great attitude! Bring it on, huh?

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  27. "Hit me with your best shot."
    Love it!!
    rel

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  28. Bring it on! ha ha. Awesome... and you're just starting to have fun, I bet! :) I also adore William Holden's quote.

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  29. Excellent take on this Magpie! We are after all as young as we feel!

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  30. PS: Hope you had a wonderful birthday, here's to many happy returns of the day!

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  31. Great attitude. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!

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  32. OK ... I admit it! This is the best thing that I have read tonight!

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  33. Simple but nice. The way I like it.

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  34. Helen, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back. I like your site---and the title. while I was NC Poet Laureate, I had a monthly column titled Language Matters. I like Poetry Matters better!

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