Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

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Karin Anderson
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Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Karin Anderson » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:55 pm

Butter creaming almond orange
musicians tap a fun folk pace
crescent moon cookie smiles
bursting with sugar and spice.

Dancers bounce floorboards
like rubber kaleidoscope balls
rioting rhythm to violin’s
haunting harmonic thrust.

A dimpled woman child
blond, breathlessly beautiful
pulls me on the dancing floor
to choreograph and colour

Rolls of red cloved cabbages
churns of blue vein cheese
slivers of silver herrings
twists of green spruce trees

As spumes of yellow blue tide
swirl skirts and nostalgia
tripping the light fantastic
to a plaintive cuckoo call.

We leave night full mooning
on birch tree’s memory’s swing
her white limbs outstretched
to a Northern Light sky

As we home call our children
their blond hair bobbing with sleep
car purring Swedish ancestry
to our Australian dream time.

© Karin Anderson, 2013.

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Joseph Anderson » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:43 pm

Karin-This is somewhat remindful of our Scotch Irish type hoe downs during my early years in the Appalacion foothills of America..So beautifully
descriptive.A very endearing and memorably rendered poem.It does take me back home to precious memories

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Stella » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:42 pm

It is really lovely and interesting to know these things about the Swedish way of life Karin, you leave me feeling
that i have been at the party , swirled my skirts and dined well....thank you :D :D

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Tom Balch » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:20 am

I read this beautiful piece while listening to the music and I must say how perfectly it all came together, Karin. Thank you.

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Fay Slimm » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:43 pm

The party scene really lives as your words dance the page Karin - - hurrah for this lively Swedish party.

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby stevenstirk » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:38 pm

A wonderful piece Karin. I loved the imagery and the wordplay. Lovely

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Nightmute » Tue May 12, 2015 7:50 pm

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the music, Karin, and the verse lends itself so well to the festive feel of the tune, Ma'am. Music, dancing, and food, along with wonderful company...what more could a person ask for? Most excellent!

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Re: Swedish Birthday Party In Australia

Postby Cindy » Wed May 13, 2015 1:00 pm

So beautiful.

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