Birthday Bill

for Bill Mahoney's 50th Birthday

we know not the origin,
the time when -
the cartoon was forged in another hand.
but as the pieces are given, one by one
to form the vision splendid, we

appreciate this craftsman as he works
the glories of his glass, into
each colored contoured part
filling another anniversary, and
reflect on

days measured
by the cutting of the pane
the seeing through the stain
the colors that now remain
fifty fold

© Richard Scutter 18 October 2002

Bill Mahoney ... master leadlighter ... 1 June 2003


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