Alison Cassidy
Melbourne, Australia
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A Son Is Born

Rating: 3.5
I place the peonies on the windowsill -
a perfect present for the new mum,
flushed and furry-eyed on the unmade bed.

A bonneted bundle lies in the crook of her arm.
He is small and neatly wrapped
as if he had been sent by post.

The new dad gazes at his little boy.
He looks younger than his twenty nine years
and still slightly drunk from the exhaustion of support.
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COMMENTS
Pamela Lutwyche 14 February 2010
Grandchildren are so delightful. I have two, when they call me granny it’s just wonderful. Nice poem.
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Marvin Brato 09 October 2009
I can relate to this poem Ali... being a new grandfather myself to my first grandson Marvin Jr. felt proud and joy.
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Juniper March 08 October 2009
absolutely alive with feeling enjoying life and capturing it well thanks for sharing not only well written but vivid,
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Robert Howard 11 August 2009
A delectable scene rich with sonic and visual images. I try to consider how wide the ocean of our existence is and the song pours into my ears instead - same thing, really.
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Martin Swords 17 July 2009
Alison......... Nestle into a new name.........very nice. Thank you, nice to meet you on poemhunter. Martin
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Patrick A. Martin 15 July 2009
and just think you can spoil yourself with his cmpany to your hearts content and then give him back to mum Win Win I say
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Irene Umulisa 08 June 2009
This is as sweet as sweet can be....beautiful poem...
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Susan Jarvis 02 May 2009
'flushed and furry-eyed', 'bonneted bundle' - some magnificent alliterative images. But, most of all, this poem exudes love and celebration. Breathtakingly beautiful! S :)
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Sandra Martyres 02 May 2009
Congratulations to the proud Grandma on two counts - the arrival of your cute little gransdon and this wonderful poem to announce it...10
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Indira Renganathan 16 April 2009
Congratulations grand-ma...words portay your pleasure in full...good indeed
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