Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Small Child's Summer is Endless


A small child's summer is endless.
Green lawns spread forever.
Countries of pink and yellow flowers fall
to small curious fingers.
New life explores new life.
And summer, like a pregnant woman,
yawns contentedly.

Author unknown.

16 comments:

Green-Eyed Momster said...

She is so beautiful! What a wonderful poem.


Hugs!!

Denise said...

beautiful.
i just remembered my childhood.

and she's pretty. loving the curls.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I could look at your beautiful granddaughter's face all day long.

:-) xoxo

The Fabulous Girl said...

that is a beautiful poem... is that your daughter? she is so beautiful

SkylersDad said...

Simply wonderful!

drollgirl said...

she is a cutie, for sure! and for some reason i am really looking forward to fall. clearly i am no longer a child -- it is so hot that i can't wait for cooler weather! :)

Girl Interrupted said...

She's a little princess.

Love that poem, my childhood summers were just like that :)

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Prunella Jones said...

What a lovely child!

JFK Jean said...

Great lines. Don't you just want to squeeze her (but not too hard b/c it'll hurt)? She also looks like she has one of those loud but very cute laughs too.....

jadedj said...

In my later life (now), I was blessed with two children. They both got a grandaddy/daddy all wrapped up in one. The oldest is now twelve...the youngest, almost six. The most wonderful part of this experience (which I never imagined would happen...especially at this stage)was that they bring back to this old cogger (me), my childhood. I see me and re-experience me in them. It is a joyous thing...and it does indeed make it endless for me.

diane said...

EVERYBODY: I agree that she is beautiful. It's a miracle when we can get her to sit still long enough to get a clear picture of her.

JFK Jean: It's funny that you clarified not squeezing a child too hard. And you're right, she has a hearty laugh. You always know.

jadedj: My father was old enough to be my grand father, and he stayed "young" a long time. I think my grand daughter keeps me young too.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwww! She's beautiful! And so is the poem! :)

Cait said...

I love the pic..so much. I'm just not sure about that pregnant woman yawning contently in the summer. Especially, in our humidity.

But I liked the poem too. Thanks so much for your comment. I think of Jane a bit like my cousin who grew up in similar circumstances.

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

What a lovely poem! Really beautiful, and that little girl is so gorgeous! A ray of sunshine!

xxx

miriam said...

now we know where she got those beautiful curls from : )

she's so adorable, and loved the poem too!