Hobbit’s Birthday Note
(from in the trunk-folds of an ancient tree)
For all friends of dwarves and elves
Of your esteemed and genial selves,
Tomorrow we’ll hold mirth at bay
To celebrate our Baggins Day!
As antique as this parchment found,
Tradition of who’ll buy the round:
Mechanics, lords, and love-you-all
To join us on first day of fall,
To watch and wary by the end—
He’ll disappear, our Bilbo-friend!
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
September 22, 2016 at 5:05 am
oh wow! this felt like a nursery rhyme and it is delight to speak out loud, brother! 😀
September 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm
I’m happy to know that it reads well out loud. Thank you, sister, for telling me!
September 23, 2016 at 8:05 am
you are welcome, brother!
September 22, 2016 at 11:57 am
Happy Baggins Day! I’m on disk 8 of The Hobbit right now. Read the book ages ago, but sometimes it’s nice to listen to books in the car. 🙂
September 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm
I enjoy listening to the story, too. I might have read it and taught it more than any other. Happy Baggins Day to you!