Happy Birthday Jack

. . . our beloved friend, author and brother-in-Christ, C. S. Lewis.
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November 29, 1898 - November 22, 1963
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endlessly quotable,
tremendously helpful,
who gave us Narnia and so many other memorable things. . .

Nonny Nonny
Chris Rice

Summer warm and lazy
Lemon sun and hazy
Remember?
Popsicle red on my chin
Bikes and plastic army men
And no sign of September
Something in my seven years was telling me
To thank the Author of such a biography

Nonny Nonny Odle'ee
River washes over me
Up for air and carry me away
Nonny Nonny Odle'igh
Run the earth and watch the sky
Praying hard and waiting for the day
Nonny Nonny Odle'ay

My adolescent 70's
Reads just like the Pevensies
Adventures
'Cause every perfect now and then
I cought a glimpse of Aslan's mane
And I longed for His treasure
Something in His mystery was drawing me
To love the Author of my own biography

Nonny Nonny Odle'ee
River washes over me
Up for air and carry me away
Nonny Nonny Odle'igh
Run the earth and watch the sky
Praying hard and waiting for the day
Nonny Nonny Odle'ay

All grown up and living fine
Biographies all intertwined
With billions
And soon He turns the final page
We'll look the Author in the face
Then the book really begins
'Cause something tells me all these years of memories
Are only the first sentence of eternity

Nonny Nonny Odle'ee
River washes over me
Up for air and carry me away
Nonny Nonny Odle'igh
Run the earth and watch the sky
Praying hard and waiting for the day
...Nonny Nonny Odle'ay

Comments

Natalie said…
Lewis's writings have enriched my life in a way that no other author can come close to. He was quite a person.
Kat said…
Oh, I can't believe I missed Jack's birthday!! It's going on my 2011 calendar (and yours) right now. Nonny, Nonny!
Kat said…
P.S. I like you a lot. You're such a kindred. I am thankful for you. <3