Friday, September 08, 2006


My mom was born in Indiana on 7 sept. 1919. She died in Nov of 2000. She'd have been 87 yesterday had she been alive.

This Poem by James Whitcome Riley is for her.
Happy Birthday ma.











THE RAMBO TREE

When Autumn shakes the
rambo-tree-----
It's a long sweet way across the orchard!---
The bird sings low as the bumblebee---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard!---
The poor shote-pig he says, says he:
"When Autumn shakes the rambo-
tree
There's enough for you and enough
for me."---
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard


For just two truant lads like we,
When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree
There's enough for you and enough
for me---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard.


When Autumn shakes the rambo-
tree---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard!---
The mole digs out to peep and see---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard!---
The dusk sags down, and the moon
swings free,
There's a far, lorn call, "Pig-gee
Pig-gee!"
And two boys--glad enough for
three.---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard.


For just two truant lads like we,
When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree
There's enough for you and enough
for me---
It's a long, sweet way across the or-
chard

9 Comments:

Blogger Rowan said...

Your mom and I share the same birthday - she looks really nice, you must miss her a lot.

7:15 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

JWC is one of my favorites. I enjoyed this tribute to your mother. I know the sadness of your loss is tempered by sweet memories.

10:47 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Such a sweet poem and nice tribute to your mom. She must have been a very special woman. Thanks for sharing the lovely photo.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

A lovely poem in rememberance of a very beautiful lady.

tea
xo

10:09 PM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

beautiful picture of your mother.
what a gorgeous tribute to clearly a very special woman....i am sure you miss her.

:)

3:52 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Rowan - Happy belated birthday! (mine is Sept. 4.)

Remiman - Your mom has a great smile, and looks like she was a really wonderful woman. Beautiful tribute to her. I am always envious of people who can actually write tributes to their parents.

9:04 AM  
Blogger DellaB said...

Rel, your mother is beautiful. You remind me of something my son once said, not about grief, but it makes a good point. We had been visiting my daughter (his sister) on her 30th birthday, and Craig had to leave to go home - he lives in Sydney, I am in Queensland and my daughter is in Adelaide, so it's a rare thing that we get together.

We were sad that he was leaving, and he said, 'hey, don't be sad that I have to leave, be glad that I was here...'

Applied to grief, it is wonderful medicine for the soul, don't you think?

Your trip looks special, hope it went well.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. What a sweet remembrance.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

how beautiful!

4:01 PM  

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