Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ode to a 5-month-old


You,
my 14 lb treasure,
are Love personified.
The only thing
that brings me more joy
than watching you, is
watching others
watch you.
I know what they feel when you smile at them
because I feel it, too. It is as if you are saying:

you are so lovely
I love to look at you
I love your smile, your eyes--
You make me laugh!
I adore you! Shall I go on?
I need you.
You matter.
I love every thing about you.
You are irreplaceable,
priceless,
matchless,
enchanting.

What if all of us could see ourselves--
and each other--
the way a baby sees us?




3 comments:

  1. You make me want to rush out to the home of Duke, just to be with this treasure.

    I LOVE the picture. I wrote it before, but I cannot get enough of that boy's eyes.

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  2. Oh, how lovely and true. Babies are like magic mirrors.

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  3. I LOVE your poems. very inspiring. such a darling baby.

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