Happy 61st birthday to Mr. Ciarán Hinds. I wrote this little ditty in hopes that the following roles (and favorite food/bev) will come his way in 2014.
May you tread the boards perpetually,
Well fortified with cups of Barry’s tea.
May Lear command the winter winds to blow,
Then drain a glass or two of old Bordeaux.
We wish you Nemo’s journey ’neath the sea,
And grappa with Francesco on Capri;
That Mrs. Muir may meet another Ghost
While you enjoy unlimited cheese on toast;
Let Ulster’s king appoint the Hound his ward,
And banish for all time the sandwich board.