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Elias's Third Birthday Haiku

Updated on April 27, 2016
Elias on far right with friend at his side and Sam standing above.
Elias on far right with friend at his side and Sam standing above.

The toddler in us

freed with every tender laugh

joy in the country

singing his own tune

as loud as he can sing

by keyhole garden

with each planted tree

a memory of every child

on their day, this day

at this age of three

the wind can blow you over

your roots are settled

when you sleep you dream

of the yard full of your friends

the wet April soil


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      Ann Carr 12 months ago from SW England

      Good. I hope the changes were good ones. Will catch up properly with you soon.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 12 months ago from Reno NV

      I am so happy to hear from you Ann. There have been many changes in my life as of late but I am doing well. Jamie

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      Ann Carr 12 months ago from SW England

      Sorry I've only just caught up with this, Jamie.

      I love the way you celebrate your children's birthdays with Haiku; it's such an appropriate form to use. You capture the things which happen at each young age; it's refreshing and hopeful and lifts the spirits. You obviously have such great love for your children and they are lucky to have such a father.

      Hope you and yours are well. Have a great Wednesday; ours is soon coming to an end!


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 18 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you all for the birthday wishes! Elias had a great day! Tobusiness you brought a huge smile to my face I have not heard his baby nickname in awhile. Jamie

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Jamie, this is wonderful! Happy Birthday Elias, may you always keep the laughter from this day that you turned three and always be this happy and as you seem to be.

      Blessings to you and your family.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 19 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      How lovely! I hope he had a great day.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 19 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I cannot believe Foot-foot is already three. Where does the time go? Great poems. A wonderful way to mark those important milestones. Best wishes to Elias on his special day.

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      Harish Mamgain 19 months ago from India

      Lovely haiku, Jamie. My favorite is ' Singing is own tune....... '. Happy birthday to Elias !

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      John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Great stuff, Jamie. I am sure Eliass will love this when he is older and can appreciate poetry.