The first time I saw my daughter – for dVerse

All of that anticipating
Nine months waiting
Fell into place:
I saw your face

And knew at once that that was who
Had to be you –
You were yourself
And no-one else

Children of imagination,
Expectation,
Faded away –
You came to stay.

This is for Grace at dVerse, who prompts us to write about first times. I think this is the first time I’ve done a form for a dVerse prompt (!) – it’s a minute poem. I struggle not to sound like Dr Seuss when I do these, but there you go.

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11 thoughts on “The first time I saw my daughter – for dVerse

  1. Yes, one of the most profound of “firsts”… I love when you say “And knew at once that that was who
    Had to be you”
    So true… we have so many images and ideas of who are children will be and then they are always just who they are .
    Lovely.

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  2. What I love most here… is how you saw the person first… somehow that conciseness is something that must be something a mother see first… I have actually vague memories how my awareness of self much later… it was amazing to realize I was a person, and I probably had been there for a while, and only my parents knew.

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