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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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A Poem for My Daughter and Her Husband on the Birth of My New Grandson


YOU AND THE RISING SUN
for Julie and Scott

You pull back the drapes
and the morning light
climbs across your covers
like Winnie the Pooh
who’s come to wake you,
to warm you,
to welcome you
and your sweet son
into this most golden day of December.

Such love, such light,
such overwhelming joy
for a rising baby boy
born into this world
that has waited so long
for this love song
to sing us all into the choir
of everlasting love love love.

***

YOUR FACE
for Christopher Pierce


Your face
your funny sweet
oh what a treat
face

the face I see
in dreams
in grand
fanta-sees

so much to see
what fun!
my grand
grand

grand
grand
grand
GRANDson!



©2009 Charles Ghigna



7 comments:

Linda said...

Charles, congratulations on your new grandson. These poems are very touching. I'm expecting my first grandchild in May. It's such a joy to see my son's face light up when he talks about his baby girl.

FATHER GOOSE (Charles Ghigna) said...

Thanks, Linda. Capricorns rule! ;-)

Great news about your own first forthcoming bundle of joy!

Shane said...

Big huge :D

Best,
Shane

Carol said...

A father/grandfather that writes poems for special days? I wish you were in my family!

Julie Larios said...

Charles - Huge congratulations to you - grandsons really are glorious, and what a fine, solid name! I especially like the lines in the second poem - "your funny sweet / oh what a treat / face" -

So true - nothing sweeter.

G.R. LeBlanc said...

Congratulations, Charles!

What a wonderful way to start a new year, with such a warm blessing.

Gisele :)

laurasalas said...

Congratulations! And thanks for sharing these joyful poems!

Happy 2010,
Laura