Welcoming

tiny red faced babe
wailing hard, not world ready
sister's comfort pats

8 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

To have such a sister and to read such a poem years after refusing such comfort--great blessings. Thanks.

Deborah Godin said...

As an only child, this is a great mystery to me, to be related to someone in one's family that isn't a parent. Beautiful insight!

Sue said...

the image is so clear in your poem - both baby and older sister! I love the line "not world ready" -- how many of us feel that way even after half a century!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Love it! Brings back memories of my baby brother's entrance into the world.

Quiet Paths said...

This is so simple and wonderful. It reminds me so much of the first time our older son held his baby brother.... awkward and in awe.

Raven said...

You evoke so much with these few simple words. Just lovely.

tumblewords said...

Oh, how lovely! The welcoming pat of a sibling is perfect...

Leatherdykeuk said...

Very telling piece. Lovely.