I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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11 December 2016

Celebrating Sanaa

She wishes to make the world beautiful
And uses the weaving of words –
Not, perhaps, her first language, but one 
Adopted in olden ways she makes new
And rapidly masters, becoming adept.

Right now the world has circled the sun
In joyous return to the date of her birth.
Zealously we accept her poetic invitation,
Very glad to know her and wish for her – in verse,
In all ways: a Happy, splendid, beauteous Birthday!

Sanna Rizvi, who blogs at A Dash of Sunny and hosts weekly prompt nights there, this week invites fellow-poets to celebrate her birthday with poetic wishes. Not a problem; she has become a much-loved member of the poetic blogosphere!  Find more birthday poems here.


  1. Happy birthday, to our beauteous Sanaa!

  2. Whistles!!❤️💖 My goodness, what an absolutely amazing acrostic Rosemary😍and that too worded to blend into my name! You have made me so emotional with this..I can't thank you enough for your love, warmth and kindness.. Big hugs! Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💖

    Lots of love,

  3. Beautiful acrostic Rosemary! Very thoughtful way of doing the honor for Sanaa!


  4. Yay! *does the birthday boogie in Sanaa's honor*

  5. Thank you Rosemary for writing such a fitting tribute to celebrate Sanaa's birthday on the anniversary of Prompt Nights too.

  6. What a magical celebration - Sanaa certainly sweeps us along in a wave of positivity :-)

  7. Happy Birthday! xoxoxoxohugs

  8. Oh, this is lovely Rosemary! Sanaa is indeed, a "much-loved member of the poetic blogosphere", and it's a pleasure to celebrate with her!

  9. Aaaaaw...such a genuine wish can only bring happiness :D XXX