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Hannah Marmalade

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude and Alice

Hannah Marmalade

Happy Birthday my dear Gertrude Stein

Let us celebrate with marmalade

on our toast along with our plum wine

floated down from heaven when lamb strayed.


After reading your book for Alice

and found fame in honest retelling

who provided you health in chalice

and the comforts from this book selling.


When the both of you loved in Paris

with Hemingway and Joyce and the crew

living long life like millionaires

each adventure with Alice there too.


Some tea with Eleanor Roosevelt

a witty escapade with Chaplin

each celebrity notch on her belt

sometimes Alice would call out "Action."


Happy Birthday my dear Gertrude Stein

let us celebrate with Marmalade

on our toast along with some plum wine

floated down from Heaven when lamb strayed.


Mostly wish my daughter Hannah

finds a similar great companion

one to call her Hannah Banana

allow her to fulfill her passion.


To inspire her to write her own book

to write a New York Time's Bestseller

with a lover who will always cook

for a crowd drinking wine from cellar.


As a couple you move to Paris

to throw tea parties by the Cafe'

to take long drawn out trips to Venice

with the people who have much to say.


Happy Birthday my dear Gertrude Stein

let us celebrate with Marmalade

on our toast along with some plum wine

floated down from Heaven when lambs strayed.


Happy Birthday to my dear Hannah

to my daughter I love you so much

with happiness in new pajamas

and a partner to lead you as such.

© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann

Comments

Ann Carr from SW England on April 14, 2021:

What a charming poem, Jamie! I hope Hannah appreciates your lovely poem to her. I'm sure she does.

Ann

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