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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little Star

picture of my daughter when she was much younger (she's 16 now)
Shine on little star
Claim your place in the sky; your light
shall not be obscured
You are a daughter
of the Sun and Moon, no lesser than
the many sons
Your beauty 
illuminates the night
Your radiance
guides the way
Your fire
will protect you and those you love
Do not be daunted by the vastness
of the Heavens
They were made for you
to have a place to dance


16 comments:

Grace said...

she should read this...an inspirational post...thanks for sharing it ~

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

What a wonderful peace as the mother of three beautiful funny daughters it really touched me thank you

Margaret said...

...a place to dance. This could be written for my daughters as well.... just loved the "melody" of this.

Zoe said...

Oh yes!!! Dance on!! This is lovely, absolutely lovely! If we could teach our daughters one thing, it would have to be this...

Mary said...

What a beautiful poem celebrating your daughter! Her face radiates joy, as does your poem!

Kay L. Davies said...

What great advice from a mother to a daughter, especially the last four lines, which made my heart sing.
K

Brian Miller said...

the heavens made for a place for her to dance...that is beautiful...and what a treat you wrote her...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a beautiful celebration of the young womanhood blossoming in a girl-child. As the mother of daughters, I add my applause.

Mystic_Mom said...

Oh what a lovely poem for your daughter, for all daughters!

Mama Zen said...

Perfect!

darev2005 said...

And I'll bet she so loves having that picture posted, right? (grin)

I'm sure the awesome poem will make her feel better.

Ella said...

Beautiful and so endearing!
The face of youth and how they will grow on so many levels!
She looks like she is fun and filled with magic n' charm! I have a sixteen yr old, too ;D

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I SO LOVE THIS POEM!!!!!! How tender and beautiful....I especially love the heavens being a place for her to dance. Just beautiful, as is her bright and shining face. Truly, a star could not shine any brighter.

Peggy said...

This is such a joyous tribute to your daughter--and such a beautiful face! I hope you have shown it to her and that she is still aiming to dance among the stars. Thanks for visiting my blog as well.

Hannah said...

This is so touching!!
My favorite:

Your fire
will protect you and those you love
Do not be daunted by the vastness
of the Heavens
They were made for you
to have a place to dance

Thank you!

Sreeja said...

Nice and happy one...may she shine always.