Robin Baum’s Birthday Song….

Here is the text and a downloadable mp3     (click here for  the .zip file)


I was so honored that Steve Baum would invite me to write this song for Robin’s Birthday!!   Cheers!

Robin’s Song

A picture’s worth a thousand words

Or so some people say…

Don’t tell that to a poet… 

The lines don’t cross that way

Sixty five simple couplets

Of years both come and gone…

A tapestry of life is here

Within this Robin’s song….


The settings on the table

The placements deep reveal

The thought behind the love that is

The main course of the meal…

The sharing of the little gifts

That glitter when they’re gone

Inside these gentle memories

That are this Robin’s song…..


When you find a melody that sings within your heart

Of how a life is lived… and feel kindness at the start

As moon mist on the water… or sunrise in the morn…

Children dancing in the dew… when any day is born….


She was a baby in a cradle

A toddler in new clothes 

… a younger woman blooming 

Like the Scottish thistle grows

Proud and fierce and lovely

With a crown of royal hue

Then off into the world learn…

A million things to do….


Living by example

Writing good things out

Working hard to gather

Tools that never gather doubt

Then once upon a moment

She found true love oh, so strong

And now there was a harmony

Within this Robin’s song…..


When you find a melody that sings within your heart

That is how a life is lived… and feel the kindness start

As moon mist on the water… or sunrise in the morn…

Dancing children in the dew as any new day’s born….


And now we see a mother

Who watches children grow….

She teaches them the gentle arts

And lessons they should know

Standing by her husband

As threads of time unwind

Then braid into this story 

And the picture that we find


See the image by the lakeshore

Silhouettes of  love and light

Two hands held together

Beneath a wishing star that might 

Grant the simple blessing

Of a life lived well and strong

A hymn within our hearts that beats

Within this Robin’s song……


When you find a melody that sings within your heart

That is how a life is lived… and feel the kindness start

As moon mist on the water… or sunrise in the morn…

Dancing children in the dew as any new day’s born….


 © Alex Bevan 2017