Friday, January 7, 2011

In wonder

breath has been baited in expectation
we wait for you
we wait to know,
we wonder and ask each other
and name a million names
knowing you'll wear all of them, and none of them.
my heart flutters in pink expectations
and i wish to grab his hand late at night
but he can't - not yet, you're still all mine.
we've been waiting to know
who to expect
and dreams and hopes and promises lifted high
and today we
i wish i can grab his hand as i see you
but he's not here,
home with those other three
and i learn you're fourth.

then happiness bursts blue all over
i can't imagine this home
our hearts all intertwined
without these four boys to hold and love.


(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

~ e.e. cummings


amy said...

congratulations misty. beautiful beautiful boy. so happy for you.

alittlebitograce said...

congratulations! i remember my deep longing for a boy, so deep that during delivery i asked God to change my heart quick if the child i carried was a girl. now i have two boys filling my house with imaginary battles, silly grins and boy humour. blessings to you and your house full of boys. :)

Wandering On Purpose said...

love the poem.
Congrats on baby boy!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your boy-o! May you have a house full of love and laughter!

Jodi said...

congratulations , blessings, and joy.

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