A Typo for Rommy’s Birthday…

Rommy is having a birthday (probably with tea), so I thought I should celebrate the occasion by haiku(ing) some of the things that come to mind when I think of her. I would’ve added gloriously gigantic hair, fantastic mother, best chosen-cousin, and many other things, but haiku aren’t supposed to be that long.

Happy Birthday, Rommy!


in her bones, luna
moths sing of Machu Picchu
soul deep in Japan


about the title…
– I had already posted this haiku on Instagram, on Rommy’s Facebook wall, on my wall… before a friend pointed out that I had missed the “r” in the handwritten “her”. After a burst of seriously mortified giggling, I deleted the r-less posts and chose to share the corrected haiku here. Yep, I’m going to share it on social media again. Why dwell on the horror of having given my dear Rommy a typo for her birthday, when I can use the accident to get more people to send more deliciously bright birthday energy her way? So… my Wicked Luvs, join me in wishing Rommy a birthday full of wishes come true.

29 thoughts on “A Typo for Rommy’s Birthday…”

  1. What a nice b’day present for your friend. Also a first for me to message u about the ‘r’. Since I’ve known u here, this is the first oops. Happy Birthday 🎊 🎁 to Rommy

  2. ROTFL…I love birthday typos, but I especially love this poem. Madame Magaly, you are awesome. Thank you for the delightful birthday gift and the giggles.

  3. Once, when I was a teen living in the country, I found a luna moth. It was the most beautiful insect I had ever seen. I have never seen once since. Happy Birthday Rommy. Don’t eat the cake!

    • It was my thought exactly, when I saw the first. I was in the desert. The moon was so bright that it looked like it was day (without the heat). And the luna moth looked like something out of a story.

  4. I thought you made up luna moths, Magaly – some lovely, mythical creature – but another comment suggests they must be real where you live. Happy Birthday, Rommy! I’m sure you deserve both real and mythical beauty.

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