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Touching 6 years of being human

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Touching 6 years of being human

I last-touch
the tiny giggle
of the hand that carelessly lets go
a moment of a horizon-less lifetime.

And she lifts her head
encoppered curly hair
framing the face
that uncle Chagall will want to possess on canvas,
Raphael will woo with the charm of a Reborn man,
Renoir will gently daub in moving light.

I take away the giggle
and delicately arrange a small place
for it to nestle off to sleep
among the most gentle, manly words
I can release from my heart.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2008 7:06:00 AM
    Thanks De Waal for your explication /observation on my “Minding Shakespeare”… just wrote what I know about the guy…and am still trying to understand/read his other works. Btw, still am visiting the place where we met, trying to inhale the oddments of your thoughts that will help me improve my crafts…lol! Indeed, not only me will benefit from you, joining the soupland, but other soupers as well. I must confess…”poeson” is a new word for me…hope, I learn more. Rgds, Ernesto

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 4:01:00 AM
    Salut Ernesto It is a privilege to share my poems with you. I hope I will be able to give pleasure with poems still to come. Enjoy

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 3:59:00 AM
    Hello Sharon Yes, our children are indeed precious. I have four children and five grandchildren. Today is my youngest daughter's birthday. She has two little girls.

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 3:55:00 AM
    Hello Carrie Thank you so much for your appreciation. My wife said your expression "softly spoken" is very apt. Enjoy

  1. Date: 11/22/2008 1:32:00 PM
    See, how moving/heartfelt your write is! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, welcome to soupland! Rgds, Ernesto

  1. Date: 11/22/2008 8:11:00 AM
    Deeply touching words. Precious are our children. Beautiful write. Welcome to PoetrySoup! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/22/2008 6:12:00 AM
    This has a magical quality. Very lovely, very softly spoken. Great job, De Waal. ~ Carrie