I know how to spell your name, it’s true….
But I’m not sure how you pronounce you.
‘Tis a rhyming challenge with needs phonemic
To offer birthday wishes free of seeds polemic.
So I thought I would try a phonetic 3-way
And hope you’ll cede me a soupcon of leeway:

Happy birthday to my blog friend, Michaeline,
Whose age sets the stage, with old vintage wine,
For a toast to that well-traveled Ms Michelin,
Who retired ere tires were invented, way back when.
And last, but not deceased, I salud! Micheleen,
Whose birth day was a feast day on this day in 1915.

Be thee 100 years (less or more),
May there be another 100 in store.


10 comments on “IT’S A 3 M BIRTHDAY

  1. mistermuse, what a lovely poem that uses my name in so many ways! I am thrilled that you wrote this for me. I did not expect anything like this and I am so grateful. You are so very special to me as a friend,collegue and mentor. I certainly will carry this wonderful message with me throughout my day. Thanks you very much for your efforts and your thoughtfulness. 🙂

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  2. arekhill1 says:

    To even attempt to rhyme “Michaeline” requires more than a soupcon of hubris, Sr. Muse. Congratulations for carrying it off. And Happy Birthday. Ms. M!


  3. mistermuse says:

    Gracias, Ricardo. You’re right about requiring more than a soupcon of hubris – it also required several trips to my trusty thesaurus….but, all for a very good cause.


  4. Don Frankel says:

    Is this our Michaeline from that other site whose name I won’t mention here? Happy Birthday Michaeline!

    And, well done Muse.


  5. mistermuse says:

    Her name does sound vaguely familiar, doesn’t it, Don? In fact, I think I hear romantic music playing and someone singing something to her, trying to remember:


  6. I just checked this post again and saw the birthday wishes from Ricardo and Don. Thank you! I liked that song mistermuse. I noticed the band leader’s last name sounded like a Polish one so that is even more appropriate since my family emigrated from Poland many years ago. That was very sweet of you, mistermuse; you made my day!
    (Posted May 22, 2015)


  7. mistermuse says:

    This was a British band on a British record label, but Herman Darewski may well have been of Polish ancestry. In any case, I’m glad you liked the song (which was written by Americans!).


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