Sunday, April 19, 2009

tribute #30 (1.5 length) - the daddy

11 years ago, used book sale

from grey-templed
calm aura energy directed at the
temper-tantrum verging toddler

demonstrating peace
in body/embodied

tender tones soothed
"Books are nice. Do we throw them?
“How do we move them?”

popped into dimples at child settling
setting correctly,
asked child to choose
a story.

(my aching
to be fathered,
to be him)

[the long version is at the end of this post]


Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Great stories in the longer version. I of course love this version even more.

Pearl said...

thanks rosemary.