Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For My Mother

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My mother asked me to look up this poem for her.
I thought I would share with all of you as well.
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"Baby"
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Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
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Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.
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What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.
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Where did you find that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.
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What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
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What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone knows.
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Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.
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Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
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Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into hooks and bands.
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Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs' wings.
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How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.
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But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
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- George MacDonald 19th Century
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3 comments:

harliegram said...

Thanks Babe. I thought I had this written down somewhere but could not find it.

Mom

Anonymous said...

Your mom quoted two little lines from this verse and I fell in love with it like right now. Thanks for sharing with all of us.Luv, Rosie

ShellyMae said...

That really is a beautiful poem!
xoxoxo