In keeping with my Tuesday treasure hunts, I'm going to show you another treasure I found this week. But unlike most of my "hunts," I didn't look for this one. Rather, it found me. I've been walking on air all week because of it.
My friend Irene at wordloversunite gave me this poem on Sunday. I literally swooned with delight at it. It shimmers and glitters and thrills--a real treasure. Allow me to hold it up for you to admire:
- for Kirie
The pattern promises to make a princess
so I gather together tulle, organza,
duchess satin and dupioni silk
to spin a girl’s dream: flouncy slip
beneath shimmering skirt, puffy sleeves,
bodice edged with beaded rosette trim.
I don’t warn her about the clock
or tell her how glass slippers sometimes shatter.
I stay up till dawn, add a tuck
so that it fits just right
and later as she prances and twirls
I vow to hold her close
should white steeds dissolve into skittering mice,
the royal coach to a rotting pumpkin,
the prince lost in moonlight, then
caught dancing with someone else.
- Irene Latham
You can read more of Irene's work on her blog, http://wordloversunite.blogspot.com/, and in her book, What Came Before . I am so honored that she would be inspired to write something so lovely for me. I treasure it. Thank you, Irene!!
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