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The Eclectic Pen - Bathing a Baby

By: Maggie M.   + 3 more  
Date Submitted: 3/31/2007
Last Updated: 3/31/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 59

  Bathing a Baby

You are like a bunch of flowers
then a loaf of bread that laughs
and then a stone
that the water loves.
Your head
rocks in my hand

Water is your element,
elemental are your eyes,
your eyes elude me
and always will.

I lift you to me, wet
like a rinsed vegetable I have tasted before
but cannot get enough of.
Your juice
stays in my shirt for hours.

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IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 3/31/2007 4:59 PM ET
love it
Michael A. (gomets69) - 4/1/2007 1:32 PM ET
Very sweet.
Lynn B. (seraphina) - 4/1/2007 1:36 PM ET
Marta J. (booksnob) - 4/2/2007 1:43 PM ET
Ah...the absolute joy of a newborn. Nothing can compare. Nicely done.
Kimberly B. (AUPosterGirl05) - 4/2/2007 4:43 PM ET
ahh that's so sweet! Good Job!
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