Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

poem of the week: a naming poem for Naia
December 4, 2012, 10:04 am
Filed under: DC life, family

A Naming Poem for Naia‏
© 2012 by margaux delotte-bennett


we carry our names
like a second skin
also tinted by our ancestry

who we are
and may grow to be
is often molded
by this collection of letters and sounds briefly
released back into the sky
as those we love
catch our eye and call us
by our names

my hope
is that our names
help to fill up the darkened corners of at least one soul
drip like a whispered prayer
from at least two lips
fulfill the promises of at least three hearts
those of my creators and me

Baby Naia
here at this ceremony for your naming
we gather to join our visions
and our dreams
as we wait patiently to see

welcome dear little one
it is your turn
to be


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That’s beautiful. And it’s a beautiful name, too.

Comment by mh

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