Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just The Right TIme



Dearest Nephew Jeremy,

I am sorry I won't be with you on your 3rd birthday, but I will come on a plane next weekend. I wrote this poem for you, sweetie. I hope my blog friends will read it to their kids and to themselves, because it's never too late or too soon. You are a miracle to bring sunshine into our lives on March 20. It used to be one of our darkest days, because that's when Grandma Edith died. But you were born to save the day for us!

I love you more than chocolate, Auntie Robyn

PS I painted this picture when I was about 15. It makes me think of you.

     




Just The Right Time

It's not too late

It's not too soon

To watch the stars dance towards the moon.

Paint rainbow colors across the sea

Invite the ladybugs for tea.

Ride the clouds to fairy lands

Grow cookie gardens in the sand.

To see a world where nothing's wrong

And make it so through silly song.

It's not too late

It's not too soon

To watch the stars dance towards the moon.

21 comments:

  1. Robyn, this is truly beautiful!!!

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  2. You are SUCH AN AWESOME follower! Thank you, Ms. A.
    xoRobyn

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  3. Robyn, that is so nice!
    rainbows, ladybugs, and faries...
    growing up sucks!
    I'm going read the poem to my grand daughter tomorrow (if she's not too busy spending all those quarters!)
    Nice painting also!

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  4. That is absolutely fantastic. The imagery is so sweet and whimsical. Love it.

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  5. WOW!! You are a double threat. Painter. Poet. I'm jealous on 2 levels. Oh, and you're also a sweet Auntie. ;)

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  6. That is so adorable - what an amazing present.

    Kate xx

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  7. I Felt like I was "There" Ms Robyn! =)
    Thank you for sharing that!! Have a safe trip and know that we all have a special place for you in our ♥ =D

    Hugs

    Aion

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  8. Very sweet. March 20th is my son's birthday as well. The first day of spring! It's a great day on which to be born. Happy birthday to your nephew!

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  9. Robyn! I love your poem so much! Not exaggerating. I am going to learn it off by heart. I don't have children to say it to, so I'll say it to myself. (That sounds sad, but I don't mean it that way.)

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  10. It's a pity you can't sing it to the 'Over the Rainbow' tune.

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  11. I'm touched by the response, especially because I anticipate my Jeremy will say this when I give/read it to him: "bakachy semaklz mimumaeel, Auntie Robyn?" Translation: "Where's my real gift, Auntie Robyn?" Did I mention I love that boy?!

    GB, where's Judy Garland when you need her? She could've spun this one.

    Tina, not at all sad but the ultimate compliment. xo

    BB, yes, what an awesome day to start life (ie the first day of spring). Happy b-day to your son too!

    Aion, you are so sweet. Thanks.

    Thanks Kate. I always love it when you stop by, and your blog is so great.

    CB, I'm jealous of you too - in a good way.

    TS, you're one of my favorites, and your praise means a lot!

    Ca88 and Ian, thank you!

    Timely hopeful hugs to all,
    Robyn

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  12. Just got some votes from me for today's challenge!!!!!

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  13. Wonderful poem!

    'Invite the ladybugs for tea'.
    Too cute.

    'Grow cookie gardens in the sand'.
    Aw, I like you.

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  14. Before I forget it, please wish your nephew a really happy birthday for me and give him lots of hugs!!

    Loved the poem, especially the part of "growing cookies in the sand"..!
    Your nephew is as lucky to have you, as you to have him!:)

    Ans I find your painting VERY good! The colours are amazing!

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  15. I can only wonder what your painting skills are like, today??

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  16. Thank you, DDG, Sarah, and Blase. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a cookie garden?! (That's my favorite line too.) Too bad I don't have a green thumb. :)

    I haven't done oil painting in so many years. Maybe I'll get back to it this summer. :)

    xoRobyn

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  17. Robyn, you are amazing! I wish I could write like you do!

    By the way, you must really really love him! More than chocolate, huh? lol

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  18. ABAO, you said it! That's more love than I ever thought I'd have for anyone..even my (ex) husband. The darn kid! It helps that Jeremy likes chocolate too. I don't have to share. We each get our own.
    xoRobyn

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