It's Your Birthday



The day you were born
the universe was thrilled, the finest wine was chilled
the ripest grain was milled, the purest food was grilled
Blow the bugle's horn!

The day you were born
the archangel was thrilled, the kindest gift was willed
the highest hope was filled, the fairest buy was billed
Blow the bugle's horn!

The day you were born
the emperor was thrilled, the deepest well was drilled
the greatest fear was quelled, the fattest calf was killed
Blow the bugle's horn!

The day you were born
the deity was thrilled, the loudest cry was shrilled
the sweetest milk was spilled, the biggest storm was stilled
Blow the bugle's horn!
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Submitted on January 13, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AbbA AbbA AbbA AbbA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 616
Words 112
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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