Daleen Enslinstrydom

Rookie - 215 Points (25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

What Is In A Name? - Poem by Daleen Enslinstrydom

A person’s whole being
can be captured in a name.
Without even knowing
your whole personality
could be written out
in the frames of a name.

Her name predicted
all the promise of a new breaking day,
to those who have witnessed
something far greater
than we have expected,
in a acknowledgement
that the Creator does exist
in a sunrise through the darkest clouds
of yesterday’s sorrow
when pain did become joy
as something pure in that moment.

It was a moment so fragile
and the mother was so tired
with the newborn
being so very tiny

and without thinking I was counting
the fingers and the toes
and saw her as a gift from God.

There was a kind of miracle in the air,
while peach blossoms blew in through the windows
as if the angels came to say hello,
cobalt-blue skies of hope was reborn
and streams of love poured out
from deep within my heart

and the child and mother’s journey
did just begin
on their radiant new morning
while she was resting
in the arms of her mom
as our bringer of love

and she was beautiful
like a ray of sunshine
that was lent to us from God
(our own Lucienné.)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

{Reference: “Lucienné” = “The one who brings the light.”]

Comments about What Is In A Name? by Daleen Enslinstrydom

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]