My daughter is the inspiration for the poem I wrote for today’s creative endeavor.
My Little Princess Rosebud
Toddling, tip-toe, toppling two-year-old tulip
Hopping, hiccup-stomping, pick me up petunia
You lift me up, my lily stargazer.
Willow curly locks tapping on shoulders
I bubble wrap, bottle up, snap cap
Your sweet pea baby’s breath.
Pink mink, purple prancing peony
Dancing in the sunflower sunbright, I delight.
My California pepper berry baby
With your smart, tough candletuft thorns
And snapdragon apple blossom spirit.
You show me the kangaroo paw yellow
Hidden under the safflower shadow.
Hand in hand, through fire and ice roses
To find the lost moon orchid
The secret bird of paradise.
You are my very own breath of heaven
I thank you, my sage perennial
For showing me the beauty
I had forgotten how to see.