June 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

My son likes poetry.

Since birth.

I do not.

Not just the New Kid On The Block and Where The Sidewalk Ends.

Garden Verse with Stevenson, Emerson, Poe.

It puts me to sleep before him.

It actually took me two years to completely understand and speak The Maldive Shark fluidly.

Some of them I dread him asking for.

Rossetti is one of them.

Until I found the following poem.

This year I have had more wonderful Mommas to Be come to me with Rainbow Babies.

For those of you that don't know pregnancy and birth following a miscarriage or child loss is a Rainbow Baby.

So when I read this poem it spoke to me not as a child's verse but as a Mom.

The Rainbow

By Christina Rossetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are prettier than these.
There are bridges on the rivers,
As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than these.



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