written by William Henry Davies
|From "Ambition", 1929||Link to further information|
My friend has a birthday;
And what can I say
To young Betty Blake
With her wonderful cake
And seven pink candles there -
One candle for every year?
'How many candles shall I see
On yours?' asked Betty Blake of me.
'Sixty!' I cried, excited by it -
Steady, old heart! Lie quiet!
|This work is in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.|