[Bob Coughlin (Your Grampa) / July 27 and August 4, 2016]
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Poem for My New Granddaughter
First Poem for Baby Ava
When Colin, your big brother, let your name slip,
I thought, what a beautiful, simple name!
It reminds me of wings, of butterflies and birds,
Monarchs and robins, swallowtails and cardinals.
And “Ava” hints at “Eve,” earth mother,
Mother of us all.
Little Ava, born into this beautiful family,
We welcome you
Into this crazy and wonderful world.