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Poem: You Are…

Poem: You Are…

You are…

My busy bee,
My dragon fly,
A campfire spark joining stars in the sky.

My light,
My dark,
My rainbow ark.

My joy,
My pain,
My worldly gain.

My past,
My future,
My beautiful now,
A fragile butterfly on a willow tree bow.

My world shines in your wide brown eyes,
Bright with tears, lips valentined in sighs.

Let me envelop you in my grace,
Tied tightly with ribbons,
Stretched from that place…
In my heart that will always be yours.

Let me pull you back into my womb,
Turn it inside out to become your room.
To surround you and free you at the same time,
Near or far, my darling, you will always be mine.


I wrote this poem for my daughter, Tessa, who was born on July 25, 2009. You can see our experiment with depicting this poem through imagery on my eldest daughter Ella’s website: