Valentine's Day, a day filled with love, is coming soon. My family celebrated early since the little grandgirls were with us for five days. There was a good deal of heartfelt love spread around during the grandparenting sitting time.
The little grandgirls bubbled with happiness from the moment they entered. Love was in the air during conversations. Hugs and high fives were exchanged and imaginative play offered time to observe loving interactions. Even the girl's dollies got their share of love. Hearts were full.
Using Joy Harjo's poem For Keeps as a mentor text, I pen a poem for the little girls. Soon, it will be tucked into their valentine cards and placed in the little mailbox we decorated for Valentine's Day.
Morning sun opens a new day.
We listen for the birds.
None are heard.
The house is warm and cozy,
This is where I want to be,
Close to you, sharing love.
At night's edge, we say goodnight.
Love surrounds us.
Twinkling lights on the
little Charlie Brown tree glow.
I urge both of you
to stop talking,
listen to the night.
"Hush", I whisper
knowing that dreams will surface
and we will be one
©CV, 2022, draft
Thank you, Elisabeth Norton for hosting Poetry Friday and leaving a light on so I can sneak in and place my post among the others in the community.