Friday, September 15, 2006

Bringing Beauty



The Two came to me in different forms of beauty.
One in late afternoon light, calmly singing and cooing
among the crowd that encouraged her coming.
The other piercing the night's darkness like flash of fire
that sparked and snapped, calling attention to her arrival.

The Two uniquely offer their beauty to the world.
One in humble graciousness, rising and falling like a butterfly,
gently and mindfully touching those around her.
The other passionately blooming in vibrant color, petals open,
deliberately revealing her mystery as an offering to those that come to her.

The Two give to me beauty, everyday, in their own special way.
One toils and plans and makes things with her hands
to hold what she gives. Meticulous, thoughtful, kind.
The other offers me gifts from her bare hands.
Honest, real, raw, true.

The Two came in beauty, offer beauty, and give to me beauty.
One and the other, my daughter's.
My beautiful, beautiful girls.

17 comments:

marisa said...

Were you trying to make me cry Tracey! That was just BEAUTY!

Lillithmother said...

That was absolutely beautiful - thank you for posting!!

chris said...

i loved this poem. the words paint such totally vivid pictures!

Shelley said...

Outstanding.

Denise said...

That was truly beautiful! Thanks you for sharing that with us!

HeatherJ said...

Beautiful! Perfect description of your girls.

Mom101 said...

I am at a loss for a synonym for beautiful since i t seems to be well covered here. Wow. Just wow. I'm always so impressed by you - by your photos, your words, and most of all your heart.

Veronica TM said...

What a great description of your beautiful girls, lovely!

crazymumma said...

Thank you. Very beautiful.

The Imperfect Christian said...

Wow, what a beautiful testiment to your children! Words fail me. That is just amazing!

la vie en rose said...

ohhhh...*sniff, sniff*...this is so touching. such beautiful words, such beautiful pics, such beautiful girls...

Left-handed Trees... said...

An amazing post--truly inspired...

Jenny said...

Beautiful!

Jessica New said...

You have a true gift, what can I say....

Anonymous said...

What a gift of beauty your words are - to your girls. To the world.

Her Bad Mother said...

They give to you beauty, and you weave more beauty from that beauty.

Held my breath, lady, reading this. The same way that I hold my breath when listening to a beautiful piece of music.

sweatpantsmom said...

I'm going to be redundant and say...

b e a u t i f u l.