Her Welcome to the World…

Writer and blogger Pauline Clarke’s daughter Cassie finally delivered Adalina Bella, an independent-minded child, who arrived when SHE chose and not according to anyone else’s timeline. This is Pauline’s poem to welcome Adalina, and celebrate the wonder of a new existence:

I know the how of the blue, blue sky-

something to do with optics and eye shape

and dust particles

and light,

but not the why of blue,

or of sky, for that matter-

just like I know the how of relationships,

the bloodlines and heartstrings,

the kinship and convolutions of caring,

but not the why of love

or of being, for that matter.

I only know that the moment I saw you

and touched your cheek with mine,

the world stopped

and started again as a different place

a place with you in it.

I am delirious with the idea

that it can never go back to before you

again.


Pauline, the Bard of the Berkshires for my money, can be found at Writing Down the Words.

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One Response to Her Welcome to the World…

  1. pauline says:

    The Bard of the Berkshires! Whew! (And thanks 🙂

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