Saturday, 22 December 2012

Innocence

Newborn in blanket by Bonnie Gruenberg

Golden, soft, gentle, innocent,
safe in liquid amnii,
in utero.

Listen to my heart beat,
it beats for you,
it longs for you

Come 
be my world.

Anna :o]


My special present this year will be that of the gift of a new life – the life of my first grandchild.  Seems he is a bit of a procrastinator – must be an ‘in the genes’ thing – as he is a little late of his due date.  Ah well, he will come into this world when he is ready.

I really can’t wait!  Thank you my lovely first son and dear daughter-in-law for my soon to be present – can’t wait to hug him and kiss his soft warm cheeks and gift him with my love, my heart (forever).  Oh precious little thing – hurry up!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Thanks to Karin at dVerse~Poets Pub for today’s prompt of 'The Poetics of Presents/ce' and many thanks to all the good folk who hosted there throughout this year.

Image: courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, author Bonnie Gruenberg.

32 comments:

Claudia said...

oh that will be nice to hold you grand kid in your arms...wonderful news anna..such a very precious gift..wishing you and your fam a merry christmas

Heaven said...

A wonderful gift of love ~

Wishing you and your family Blessed Christmas ~

Brian Miller said...

yay! congratulations that is awesome. new life is def a gift and beautiful as well...love the smell of fresh baby hair...sounds like you will have a wonderful holiday

manicddaily said...

Beautiful beautiful and many many congrats. k.

Susan Daniels said...

Oh, now that is a gift. How wonderful!

Laurie Kolp said...

Ohh... the best present ever. Congratulations. Maybe he'll come on Christmas! I hope you have a very merry one, Anna.

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww... we are in no mistake about how excited (and a little) impatient you are.. there is something about the smell of new born babes that is so special. It's a unique, 'new' smell that is a smell unlike any other. So special.
Hope he arrives soon. Blessings to you and to yours and your new grandson.

Sheila said...

congratulations - what a moment that will be!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Congrats on your grandchild! What a great present! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!

Victoria said...

What a gift for this time of the year. Enjoy every minute with this precious one.

ADDY said...

How exciting. I wonder whether it will be born on the 25th? Happy Christmas Addy x

Mary said...

Oh, new life definitely is the best gift ever. Enjoy your first grandchild. You are in for a treat.

Merry Christmas to you.

The Happy Amateur said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you.

Am Ang Zhang said...

Merry Xmas & Happy New year

my heart's love songs said...

what a precious gift! my first grandchild was born in early December 1997, so i understand how you feel.

Merry Christmas, Anna!


^.^ said...

Happy times ... wishing you well ... and season's greetings. Love, cat.

kaykuala said...

It would be such a wonderful feeling cradling the first. Exhilarating! Merry Christmas to you and everyone at home, Anna!

Hank

pandamoniumcat said...

Congratulations...can't get a better Christmas present than that... all the best!

Frances Garrood said...

Oh, I envy you, Anna! A first grandchild is wonderful (mine came three at once, and are still wonderful). Have a very special Christmas.

Aravind R Sankar said...

Congrats

nice one.

btw, Your comment on my post
well, thats the challenge to be perfect and near Him in His qualities and knowledge. To blame self and give Him credit keeps you engaged to hit success every action and thought and yet remain pure

anotherwanderingsoul said...

awwww this is wonderful.
all the best for you and your family!

Sabio Lantz said...

I don't envy you at all. My daughter is 10 years-old.
:-)

Seriously though -- how exciting. Best wishes.

jasmine calyx said...

Anna! Congratulations! A baby is the most exciting present. :)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your kind comments folks.

The little one is still biding his time...

Anna :o]

Luke Prater said...

Very touching, heartfelt, evocative piece. I like that you don't shy away from mentioning utero or amniotic fluid, and somehow these medical terms don't detract from the poetry or warmth of the piece. Congratulations on you Grandmotherhood! Have a wonderful Christmas my friend

Luke xxx

Brian Miller said...

anne just wanted to say merry christmas! hope you have a wonderful day!

Jenny Woolf said...

I hope he is here soon, anna. He might even be born on Christmas Day! Have a lovely Christmas.

marcel said...

Indeed a wonderful gift and congratulations on your "grand" status. :)

Marcel

Luke Prater said...

Still grand ;)

Dave King said...

This is more than just beautiful!

Tarang Sinha said...

Lovely words!
Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family! This happiness is really precious...!!:)

Cad said...

That's a present worth waiting for!