Saturday, October 3, 2020

Birthday Poem and a Response

My wife, Ellie, and I have become good friends of Ellie's most recent piano teacher, Beatrice. Both Beatrice and I have dabbled in poetry, in various forms. For my birthday, she wrote me a cinquain poem as follows:


Walter -
A loving soul
Generous in spirit,
listens to all with compassion.
We love.

Needless to say ( I imagine ) I blushed and felt honored. I responded with a thank-you note and a poem in response:

Bea is tough on all

Quite the piano teacher

Warm and loving, too.

I believe this was an appropriate response.

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