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