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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wonder


This is the first year that my children have been old enough to anticipate Christmas but still young enough to have that delightful sense of wonder.  My daughter (5) in particular, is in such a state of excitement about life as a whole at the moment, that Christmas almost pales in comparison.  
I appreciate Hedgewitch's comments on Christmas at dVerse this week, and so this poem seemed appropriate to share. 

Wonder

“Quick, come quickly!  Come and see! “
Joyfully, she calls to me,
Immersed in wonder, bathed in light,
Entwined in flutters of delight.
She scampers, dancing through the grass
Stooping,  laughing,  shooting past
And watching her, my heart expands
With love, as I reach for her hand.
Her smile lights up her face and eyes
As she unwraps each new surprise
Hidden in the earth and sky,
And catching clouds that pass her by.

I would love to hear your thoughts, and after you comment, please hop on over to dVerse to read some outstanding poetry.  Merry Christmas to you all - the kind of Christmas that is full of meaning, not just tinsel.  

8 comments:

magicinthebackyard said...

you have a new fan! I'm following! I love your blog and your intro about why you write. very real and honest. Nice to meet you through DVerse! :)

http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/polaroids-of-delilah/

Zoe said...

Lovely to meet you, Magic! Thank you so much for your encouragement! I love your work too. :)

Brian Miller said...

nice...makes me think of the awe and wonder of a child...and that is a beautiful thing....

Victoria said...

I wish that sense of wonder for all of us. That's what Christmas is about, as I see it. Thanks, Zoe.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Oh this is lovely. It reminds of when i was a young(er). I enjoyed

Other Mary said...

Christmas with little ones is magical. Lovely write!

Sheila Moore said...

I love seeing the world through my young daughters' eyes and you've captured that feeling well here. Merry Christmas!

Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

fabulous piece…smiles.
Greetings:
Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year.
Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today, 1 to 3 random poems are welcome in general, old ones are okay.
hope to see you in.
Have fun!
Sending you love and blessings.
Cheers.
xoxox