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Birthday Bagginses

Happy Birthday, Bagginses ~ Sept. 22, 2011.

Posted on 2011.09.22 at 07:06
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What better way to celebrate The Birthday than with [manipped] photos by the late, great Pierre Vinet and a new poem from jan-u-wine. Happy Birthday, dear Bilbo and Frodo, our most beloved Bagginses.




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Autumn touches the Hill,

frost dancing and sparking
upon turned, dragon's- fire

leaves,
(drifted

tea-honey scent
caught
within the dips and ditches of the road).


It is our Hill,

our Autumn.

Our birth-day.


It is the Party tree,
and fireworks,

perchance,

from old Gandalf,
flowers and dragons

in spires of blue and red,
gold and green.

It is dancing
(haply beneath
the brass
of a cloud-ragged moon),

bitter-warm ale
and dark-sweet Longbottom.

Most of all,
it is the tramp

we shall take
upon the day,

just *us*,

rain-gusted
or sun-shined.

There will be tales
and silences,

sun-dapple trees
and slow-shadowed Thistle Brook.

There will be
just......

us.

And that will be
enough and more:

that will be
all.




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Most recent Frodo entry:

The Hill of Home, with illustrative paintings by Thomas Atkinson Grimshaw and Edwin Henry Landseer.

Other Links:
~ All entries featuring jan-u-wine's poems.

Comments:


Shirebound
shirebound at 2011-09-22 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, ladies! How lovely.

Most of all,
it is the tramp
we shall take
upon the day,
just *us*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-22 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome, Shirebound. Cheers!
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:14 (UTC) (Link)
So glad you enjoyed. Thank you!
antane at 2011-09-22 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Love this! Especially the same that shirebound did. Will be posting my celebration soon. Happy Birthday indeed, dear ones! *hugs*

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-22 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
I'll be raising a glass in their honour tonight!
antane at 2011-09-23 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
As did I even though it was only water. I silently said to them, "May God continue to bless me with your presence in my life".

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:18 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, dear Antane! glad you enjoyed.
 Paulie
not_alone at 2011-09-22 19:41 (UTC) (Link)
An absolutely gorgeous pic and poem to celebrate this special day:)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-22 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it, Paulie. And isn't that the best icon you have there. Is that writing in the background? I can't tell what it says, can you?
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:18 (UTC) (Link)
thank you, Paulie, thank you!
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2011-09-22 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
Great pics to put together--they sure do like like relations in those pics--something in the expressions.

frost dancing and sparking
upon turned, dragon's- fire

leaves,


I love that image--just gorgeous!

And the ending--I do love them trading stories together. And that going overseas with Bilbo was just this kind of grand comfort for Frodo as he healed, and they wandered the enchanted forests and wrote and told tales by the fire, dined with Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel, and it was good. And then dear Sam, and Legolas and Gimli,too, joined them, and it was even more good. (-:
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-22 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
I love what you've imagined, Lavender. And your icon is perfect for the occasion as we raise and clink our mugs in celebration!
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
thank you, LT...glad you enjoyed...and I loved your Bag End Birthday cake over at your LJ. That must have been quite an undertaking, making that (but fairly easy to eat, was it not, lol?!)
bellewood
bellewood at 2011-09-23 00:28 (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful post.. the picture is stunning and the poem divine. Thank you ladies both.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-23 00:36 (UTC) (Link)
You are too welcome, Bellewood. Thank you for stopping in!
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
thank you so much, Bellewood! I'm very happy you enjoyed.
Ariel
elasg at 2011-09-23 01:44 (UTC) (Link)
Awww! We still remember them and raise a glass. Thanks for sharing this, friend!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-23 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for stopping here at the Ivy Bush, Ariel. Well, a pseudo Ivy Bush. :) *clinks glasses*
verangel
verangel at 2011-09-23 11:12 (UTC) (Link)
"There will be
just......

us.

And that will be
enough and more:

that will be
all."

Truly so lovely and haunting. The manip is truly gorgeous.
Hugs you both tight. Your gifts are priceless xoxooxxoxo love v

Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-09-23 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
Verangel, your gifts are without price, too - your thinking, feeling comments. Thank you.
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2011-09-24 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
Dear Verangel.....it's such a joy to be able to be in the company of those who feel and appreciate so vividly. Thank you!
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