Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"On The Night You Were Born"

"On the night you were born, the moon shone with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered,
'Life will never be the same.' Because there had never been anyone like you...
ever in the world."

Caroline, England

So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain
That they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.

It sailed through the farmland
High on the breeze…
Over the ocean…
And through the trees…

Sarah, Georgia
2.24 Today

Until everyone heard it
And everyone knew
Of the one and only ever you.…

Becky, Philadelphia

Not once had there been such eyes,
Such a nose,
Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.

Wanda, Canada

When the polar bears heard,
They danced until dawn.
From faraway places,
The geese flew home.
The moon stayed up until
Morning next day.
And none of the ladybugs flew away.

Maddy, New Jersey/ NYC

So whenever you doubt just how special you are
And you wonder who loves you, how much and how far,
Listen for geese honking high in the sky.
(They’re singing a song to remember you by.)

Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
(It’s because they’ve been dancing all night for you!)
Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen closely…it’s whispering your name again!)

Rikako, Japan
2.24 TODAY

If the moon stays up until morning one day,
Or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
Or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
It’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile…
For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time!)

Lola, Utah

Has the world none ever known a you, my friend
And it never will, not ever again

Emily, Italy

Heaven blew every trumpet
And played every horn
On the wonderful, marvelous
Night you were born.

Buckeroomama, Hong Kong


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwww. Perfect post.
    Just perfect.

  2. This poem reminds me of one of our favorite children's books: *On The Day You Were Born* by Debra Frasier. I love the sentiment!

    Also, Lola, those windmills look just like the windmills we used to have in lovely!

  3. Welcome back, Emily!
    and welcome to Japan!
    It is really fun to see Japan through your lens.

  4. SOO, soo beautiful!! Lovely poem, and amazing pictures!!

  5. This is one of our favorite books EVER! I remember reading it to Josh and it was magical. Same thing with Zoe. LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this. =)