Birthday girl 2011


10 Responses to “Birthday girl 2011”

  1. unclebanjo Says:

  2. unclebanjo Says:


    Those are the people who do complicated things.

    they’ll grab us by the thousands
    and put us to work.

    World’s going to hell, with all these
    villages and trails.
    Wild duck flocks aren’t
    what they used to be.
    Aurochs grow rare.

    Fetch me my feathers and amber


    A small cricket
    on the typescript page of
    “Kyoto born in spring song”
    grooms himself
    in time with The Well-Tempered Clavier.
    I quit typing and watch him through a glass.
    How well articulated! How neat!

    Nobody understands the ANIMAL KINGDOM.


    When creeks are full
    The poems flow
    When creeks are down
    We heap stones.

    Gary Snyder

  3. jude3obscured Says:

    And we also say: Happy birthday to a lovely, lovely person.

  4. boatdog Says:

    “Civilization, Ugh, that word sticks in my throat.
    Are we there, man I think we missed the boat.”

    – Gourdboy – lyrics to one of the Argo Music songs from the 80’s.

    p.s. However, one wonders what this subject has to do with the original post, but we get used to it around here. Besides, I’ll gladly read a Gary Snyder poem anytime.

    Happy birthday, birthday girl (it is also Kat’s birthday today)

  5. corndoggie Says:

    A. thanks her birthday greeters. O3’s Snyder poem is apt — she was thrilled by Animal Kingdom’s long-odds win in the Derby.

    She was the last owner of a retired champ named Jiva Coolit (googley). A retired jockey who raced against JC met him at the stable. Looking at him face to face, he said, “This is the first time I’ve seen his front end. “

  6. unclebanjo Says:

    That Syyder ref. is due to the orginal 09 Birthday girl post Boscodagama called it to our attention that it was also Gary Snyders birthday.

    We all seem to have our pet peeves here but there is alot of great moments in the past, word and image wise.

    Wishing everybody happyness for this season of rebirth and beauty!

  7. corndoggie Says:

    Jiva, whose great-great-grandfather was the famous War Admiral, was saved from the glue factory when Ann adopted him. Although he had a reputation for feisty orneriness, she was able to ride him just fine.

    This brainy horse, who has a biannual race at Charlestown named after him, rated an obituary when he died at age 33:

  8. unclebanjo Says:

    Wish I could be lucky and win something (horse or ticket). There is something romantic about betting at the track.

    Let it ride!

  9. unclebanjo Says:

    How did we miss this, just listening to show on NPR :

  10. corndoggie Says:

    I heard it. Good to find out he didn’t REALLY sell his soul to the Devil to learn how to sing and play — just took lessons for a couple of years. Before that, “He couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.”

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