I haven't written poetry in years. I used to write semi-regularly being a geek an all, and most of my poems were tolerable with a few good ones and a few not-so-good ones. But I haven't had the time to do much writing... and the longer in between poems the less I feel like writing.
Until NPR. For the last two days they had some poets on during one of the shows. Maybe it's "Talk of the Nation", but I'm not sure.
Anyway, they have inspired me to take up my pen. So in honor of Griffin's 1st birthday I give you my very first poem in over 5 years.
Happy Birthday Griffin
A year today my life began
In earnest, at least
And full overran
But the levies held, thank goodness
I never knew how much joy
Two sets of "mama" would bring
But I learned quickly
Life changes in an instant
Or nine months, or a year
And you find yourself in places unexpected
Yet exciting... or maybe terrifying is more apropos
Oh so good, and wonderful, and perfect
When baby smiles turn into toddler toothy grins
And sibling laughter fills the house
And you learn to appreciate your own parents
For not selling you to Gypsies
When you threw that tantrum over vacuuming the stairs...
When you were ten
Here's to 365 days of
Life in technicolor
Where everything is vivid and bright
And you're surrounded by little people
To borrow from Dickinson -
My life grew twice before its close
It yet remains to see
If Providence unveil and third event to me
Although Providence can wait for potty training.
It feels nice to write again.
3 months ago