Sunday, May 27, 2018

father's day a blue bear

Daddy is fortunate to call you "daughter". Have a great day!



the card by my daughter




father's day a blue bear


so what
if the bear
looks a lot like
a doughy swamp thing
is blue
and the paper smudged
fingerprints
trapped by glue
and the text
the words
each letter marching
on a beat of its own
squashed
misaligned in parts
spelled

HAp p y FA THER' s D Ay

so what
as my eyes start
to tear
my heart gurgles
a bubbling brook
as that little six year old girl
smiles
extends the card
with both hands
those proud eyes, burning
that said
i made this card
specially
for you

for daddy.



revised : 23/03/2018
*****************
no original date in the hand written poem in my notebook.








"but I can show you
baby
enough to love
to break your heart
forever"

-- excerpt from "Song for Baby-O, Unborn", by Diane di Prima





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2018

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14 Comments:

Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nice one Cheon Lee san

Happy Sunday

Much love...

27 May, 2018 23:09  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Gillena! :)

27 May, 2018 23:45  
Blogger rallentanda said...

This is very sweet.

27 May, 2018 23:46  
Blogger brudberg said...

This is so lovely... such a letter must be a true treasure.

28 May, 2018 00:35  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

There is no other card better than one created with love....and your love expressed here is great as well! Beautiful!!

28 May, 2018 01:36  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This one pulls at the heartstrings.......the thought of that proud, beaming little girl who made a card for her daddy. Loved this, Lee San.

28 May, 2018 05:40  
Blogger Mary said...

These are both SO very touching! Very sensitive writing...made my heart feel good.

28 May, 2018 07:26  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Sad and beautiful at the same time...
Great "photograph" of our times.
ZQ

28 May, 2018 07:50  
Blogger Toni Spencer said...

Lovely poem. So full of love.

28 May, 2018 08:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

rall,

thank you! :)


bjorn,

indeed it is. :)


Donna,

thank you! :)


Sherry,

i still have that card. :)


Mary,


thank you! :)


ZQ,

thank you, my friend. :)


Toni,

thank you! :)

28 May, 2018 10:31  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so sweet!💜

29 May, 2018 02:07  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Sanaa. :)

29 May, 2018 21:28  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Delightful tenderness!

30 May, 2018 21:35  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Rosemary! :)

30 May, 2018 22:01  

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