By Johnny Kung ’23
To the artistic, smile-giving Muse,
whose heart’s so warming, like the Sun, it shines,
with charming image and sweetness like dews,
you are the child of greatness, how refined!
“A bird in a cage,” as some John may say,
Your feathers tattered by a love most stern.
But you stood strong with grace and proud display,
your earnest self, with kindness that all yearns.
Though all the sonnets I with sadness sung,
You turned them into a duet of cheers.
No words more honest ring forth from my tongue
than these thanks to you that I wrote here.
Today be Jolly! Your coming of age —
I wish you the best, in your life’s new page.