I LOVE poetry, and my favorite collection is The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, a book my parents got for me in 1991. I know, because they wrote in it. Having that memory of love… my true adoration of the written word instilled in me from my parents means so much to me.
I chose two of my favorite poems from the book… one I like to read to Addie. For me, it brings to light how the little things matter, and how we hold our world in the palm of our hands each day. Cherish those moments, I swear it says. Know that you make a difference.
Auguries of Innocence
To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.
And finally, one that describes how I feel as a stay at home parent. Somehow, we’ve all gotten lost in the idea that being a stay at home parent is less than. It makes me cringe. I always thought I would go back to work… instead, I birthed my work. Literally and figuratively. I always wanted to be a mother. I always wanted to write. What better way than to be a mother and blogger?
This week my friends and mentors Sarah, of Sweet ‘lil You, and Carrie, of Huppie Mama, reminded me that in the 3 years since I started this blog, it’s grown immensely. I get to share our story, proving that disability is something to embrace and advocate for, dwarfism is beautiful, and breasts were made for feeding. There is a whole lot in between, above and below. Thank you for that. And… check out this sweet poem that reminds me that no matter how small my job is (or seems), I’m just working to become an oak.
Don’t Worry if Your Job is Small
Don’t worry if your job is small,
And your rewards few.
Remember that the mighty oak,
Was once a small nut like you.
Do you have a poetry book that you go back to time and time again? Share your book below, or link up your #52WeeksA4A post about poetry.