October 15, 2005

Better Late Than Never!

Or I should entitle this post: The Best For Last. Meaning that it took me this long to come up with what I think is the perfect pair of digital presents for my dear, sweet, and talented blog brother. Harvey, stop scrolling down and please get your mind out of the gutter! It's not like that at all!

After spending an inordinate amount of time first searching for what I wanted, then debating on which would be your birthday present, I finally narrowed it down to 2 things. Since I couldn't decide on which one would bring a bigger smile to your face I decided to present you with these two. So enjoy!

The first is a lovely poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, entitled "In My Craft Or Sullen Art" which was published in 1946 (I believe that's the date of your birth per Laughing Wolf). It's included here for your reading pleasure.

In my craft or sullen art
Exercised in the still night
When only the moon rages
And the lovers lie abed
With all their griefs in their arms
I labour by singing light
Not for ambition or bread
Or the strut and trade of charms
On the ivory stages
But for the common wages
Of their most secret heart.

Not for the proud man apart
From the raging moon I write
On these spindrift pages
Nor for the towering dead
With their nightingales and psalms
But for the lovers, their arms
Round the griefs of the ages,
Who pay no praise or wages
Nor heed my craft or art.

Your second gift can be found in the extended entry, it's a little off focus but nevertheless worth viewing. Here it is Tadaa! It's a lovely picture of what I believe is a very pretty, sweet, smart, and sexy librarian. I hope Mrs. SWG will understand and forgive me for indulging you. Since this is simply meant for Eric, no one else need look any further.

Happy Birthday Blog Bro and may you have many, many more days and years of good Mojo!!

Aha! Caught you! Think I would share such a lovely picture with you all? Think again! Knowing how curious you all would be I decided to email Eric his picture of a scantily clad Librarian who works at NASA, and plays with big rockets all day long! Guess you'll have to use your imagination.

Posted by Michele at October 15, 2005 10:26 PM | TrackBack

... that was beautiful, Michele... thank you very, very much....

... now, bring on the NASA librarian!.. ;)

Posted by: Eric at October 16, 2005 08:07 AM

Um, my birthday is coming up in April...

Posted by: Sgt Hook at October 16, 2005 04:35 PM

I knew you were a tease... :)

Posted by: _Jon at October 16, 2005 10:26 PM

Wise guys!

Posted by: time first at November 13, 2005 03:10 PM