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Friday, January 10, 2020

Grandbaby Girl Arrives

Aurora, poetic name
soft as the dawn, fresh as dew
enters the world streaming light.

Painting the sky with color
and little joyful noises,
Finds rest against parent's chests.

As in princess tales, she drifts
Into sleep waiting for dawn
to greet a new world of love.
©CV, 2020


From months of expectant joy, we followed Little Baby's weekly growth. Today, she finally graced the world with a name beautifully crafted to represent the beauty of nature and the dreams of a fairytale princess. Aurora August will be greeted by my family full of love in about 10 hours. Although I have already seen her in photos and on Google Hangout, I am so excited to be in her presence.

I found William Blake's poem to commemorate the second day of Aurora's bith (even though she does have a name.) Joy will fill the room when we bring Aurora's big sister to meet her little one.
I have no name
I am but two days old.-
What shall I call thee?
I happy am
Joy is my name-
Sweet joy befall thee!

Pretty joy
Sweet joy but two days old,
Sweet joy I call thee; 
Thou dost smile. 
I sing the while 
Sweet joy befall thee.  
👶

I am offering this post to the Poetry Friday writing community
who have known about this glorious event. Sally Murphy,
an Aussie poet is hosting the roundup this week
and sharing her way to support the horrible Australian bushfire tragedy.

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Carol! It seems like being a grandma would be the absolute best!

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  2. Congratulations and welcome to your granddaughter! What a beautiful name!

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  3. "The beginning of all things" is right. Congratulations to the whole family! Aurora is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha, for joining me as I see the world today through the lens of love.

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  4. Hooray! She's beautiful and perfect. Let the celebration begin. Many congratulations to the new parents and you!

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    1. I am home now rethinking the weekend. We celebration sweet joy all weekend, Linda. What a glorious springlike today in Northern Virginia. The weather was so beautiful that we all took a nature walk with Baby Aurora in her stroller.

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  5. How lovely to read of joy and new life today. Congratulations and welcome to Aurora August! The William Blake poem is just perfect with its joy-dazzled air! "Thou dost smile.
    I sing the while " I can just picture big, dopey love-soaked smiles. Enjoy!

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    1. Molly, thank you for sharing your comment on the birth of my granddaughter. A newborn allows all to see the world in a different light-one that reflects possibilities for a beautiful world.

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  6. Awww, welcome to the world, little Aurora!! And congratulations to you, Carol, the beaming grandmother. Joy, indeed! xo

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  7. "Sweet Joy I call you" is exactly right, Carol. What a lovely name is Aurora August. Congratulations to all and hugs to you, special grandmother!

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  8. Such a beautiful new life with a beautiful name. I wrote a poem for a book I’m working on with a line from Phillis Wheatley. Aurora is the name of the goddess of the dawn. Congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations, Carol! What a beautiful baby, and so aptly named!

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  10. Oh, Carol, congrats on your new granddaughter! Love this line from your poem:
    "enters the world streaming light."
    Reminds me of a favorite line from Wordsworth's poem, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" -
    "But trailing clouds of glory do we come /
    From God, who is our home....”)"
    Enjoy every precious moment with your newest arrival!

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  11. Carol: Congratulations on this wonderful event. I know firsthand that grandma-ing is a huge joy. Thanks for this Wm Blake poem, which is perfect. Enjoy this little bundle, this miracle of beauty and possibility. Rock-a-bye...

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  12. So exciting, Carol! What an adorable baby girl! Your poem is so delightful. Congrats to you and your family!

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  13. What a lovely tribute. Welcome to the world, Aurora!

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  14. Sweet joy indeed, a new grandbaby with a perfect name. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Sally, for your comment an hosting PF this week. I am home after the festivities of baby Aurora's birth and homecoming. Sweet joy has been mine to savor as I am now back on Long Island remembering a beautiful, tiny baby's cooing.

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  15. I like the way Aurora's name carries the tension of the everyday dawn light against dignity and reverence. Congratulations to all of you!

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    1. Thanks, Becky. I can't wait to go back to Virginia to enjoy holding Aurora and reading to her big sister.

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  17. Congratulations on welcoming a new one to love! Your poem is a lovely welcome to her, and one day she will be old enough to enjoy you reading it to her.

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    1. Kay, I look forward to reading the poem to little Aurora when she grows up. I also look forward to adding to the children's library in their home.

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  18. Oh, What beautiful news! Congratulations to your whole family, Carol. Your lovely poem made me also think of Wordsworth, from his Intimations Ode. (From memory, so not vouching for every stroke: "...trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home. Heaven lies about us in our infancy!"

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  19. Your poem and image are exquisite Carol–What a lovely name and a gorgeous little smile! I'm sure you are all head over heals in love with her, many congratulations to all. And thanks also for the moving poem by Blake.

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    1. Michelle, I am finally catching up with PF blogs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I am in love with this baby and only regret that I live so far away from her but I will be going back to help my daughter. I received your amazing postcard and it is so fitting for me. It is now gracing my front foyer.

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  20. What a gorgeous little baby! And how wonderful that you and your family were there to help her "greet a new world of love."

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