Birthday (A Poem for Rose)

This week we celebrated my daughter’s birthday. While she was opening presents, I quickly wrote this poem as a simple but heartfelt gift to her.

Birthday cake. Sonia Nicholson photo.

Birthday (A Poem for Rose)

sweet, green girl
eyes round like peaches
rolling up to heaven
when you think I can’t see
(in the young, fresh grass)
sprouting, all limbs
gangly and beautiful
to carry
strongly, boldly
secret wish
burning red
pillars of fire

Published by Sonia Nicholson

Sonia Nicholson is an archivist, executive assistant, and writer. She was born and raised in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada and studied French and Spanish at the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs. Follow her on Twitter @nicholsonsonia_

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