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Nan
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A precious child is born,
Life's first breath vivified.
From womb his essence shorn
With mortals to abide.

Those eyes of innocence,
A cherubim at rest,
Observe with hesitance
The world his entry's blessed.

His untouched canvas waits
To host a masterpiece
Of hues time's brush creates
From life-long verities.

Are infant's palettes clear?
An age none can recall.
What does he see and hear?
It seems he now knows ALL.

My artistry's his gain
I'll sketch as I know best,
Add colors from life's main,
Yet he must paint the rest.

With years of strokes in blend,
His portrait gathers form ~
Base tinctures of my tend
With shadows of life's storm.

To paint his future bright
Would be my fondest dream
To lend his shadows light
Engraving Sunshine's scene.






[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-16-99).]
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Nan,
A delightful poem Wonderfully done *L*
Michael
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Nan,
This is a wonderful work - truly one of me favorites.

Michael
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Nice, Nan !! Takes intense reading to understand but it's worthwhile.
Pepper
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enchanting.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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You brought a huge smile to my face...

HUGS

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Nan
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Many thanks, guys - This is one of my favorites as well.... He's one special little guy - and about to have his first birthday, too...
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Wow...how did I miss this?? It's beautifully done, Nan...but then all of your poems are!

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Nan,
Excellent poem. I love your style.
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Great poem Nan! Tell the little guy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Superb, I realise I AM only an amateur among truly talented poets...
SIGH

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awesome write!
 
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