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about child "Now that you walk and say 3 precious words
Posted by: teresa (97.73.64.---)
Date: September 28, 2008 09:59PM

I remember a poem from when my kids were babies, now they have babies. It may have been titled "Requiem for a Child" but I'm not sure. I want to give it to my grandaughter.
Now that you walk and say three precious words,
the world is yours, at least the world that I
can show you for your wonder: scarlet birds
drawing the gold day up the lilac sky

I can't remember the rest Help?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2008 10:00PM by teresa.


Re: about child "Now that you walk and say 3 precious words
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (24.189.158.---)
Date: September 28, 2008 10:42PM

Now that you walk and say three precious words, the world is yours; at least the world that I can show you for your wonder - scarlet birds Drawing the gold day up the lilac sky outside your morning window, and below - A garden waking for your pleasure where a poaching bunny thinks we do not know he nibbles tulips when no one is there. Soon you will find the child enchanted things. The miracles that I no longer see - The lost face of the wind, the secret wings that waft the petals from the apple tree. Only don't learn too fast or walk too far; A little while I'd keep you as you are... Mary Margaret Milbrath


Re: about child "Now that you walk and say 3 precious words
Posted by: ilza-maria (200.162.247.---)
Date: September 29, 2008 09:04AM

she is a great poet
her real name is Mary Margaret Carberry

Liturgical Dance Notes
Mary Margaret Milbrath

Balletic slim with gently nubile curves
And sweetly graced extensions of long limbs--
They sway, step, bend to syncopated hymns.
Their mothers beam. How well, they think, dance serves
God's glory (and their own) in finer style
Than old processions jumbled full of tots,
White-veiled and bumptious, tasting nuns' DO NOTs,
Surging off center down the middle aisle.

Lord, as You look on such eclectic prayer,
Such very now liturgic elegance
With its proponents all quite blind to where
It self-creates less happy circumstance,
Hold tight and tenderly within Your care
Little fat girls who won't be asked to dance.


Re: about child "Now that you walk and say 3 precious words
Posted by: IanAKB (210.84.56.---)
Date: September 29, 2008 11:07AM

Good to know you are still around and ready to post, Ilza. After your magnificent flurry in May, you seemed to go quiet for a while!

Johnny, I believe you found the words in prose format in that granny attic site, but my guess is that they were originally in sonnet form as follows:


Now that you walk and say three precious words,
the world is yours; at least the world that I
can show you for your wonder - scarlet birds
Drawing the gold day up the lilac sky
outside your morning window, and below -
A garden waking for your pleasure where
a poaching bunny thinks we do not know
he nibbles tulips when no one is there.
Soon you will find the child enchanted things.
The miracles that I no longer see -
The lost face of the wind, the secret wings
that waft the petals from the apple tree.
Only don't learn too fast or walk too far;
A little while I'd keep you as you are...


Ian


Re: about child "Now that you walk and say 3 precious words
Posted by: marian222 (86.153.105.---)
Date: September 29, 2008 11:21AM

They're lovely - thanks for posting them Ilza, Johnny & Ian




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