44.      BIRTHDAY

Candles I say how “happy!”
Birthday I say “today!”
Little light we start with
And many lights we end with.

“Still it’s a birthday”, I say.
Call all the lords and dames.
It’s a party, a feast of love
To share one’s social day.

As we pass the day
We play and talk of many
And listen to them being merry.
In the end your friends are little I say.