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Written for Delores and Kevin Beasley on their 40th Wedding Anniversary the theme of which is ruby. 


The poem attempts to conjur images that remind me of my parents love for one another in the colour theme of ruby. First read aloud at the celebration with family and friends in New South Wales March 10, 2013.


the ruby anniversary



One Sun breaking dawn

With a warmth of colour.

Big Balloon burning fuel

Taking a trip to, oh, yonder.

Picnic basket with lovely Cloth Trim,

Jam and goodies (of course!) within.

Amongst this all are Cheeks for two

Blushing feelings anew.



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