Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our Blueberry Girl

Ladies 
of light

and 

ladies 
of darkness 

and 

ladies of never-you-mind,

This is a 
prayer 
for a blueberry girl.

First, may you be kind. 

Keep her
from 
spindles 

and

sleeps at sixteen,

Let her 
stay 
waking and wise.

Nightmares at three 
or bad husbands at thirty,

These will not trouble her eyes.





Dull days 
at forty, 
false friends
at 
fifteen,

Let her 
have brave days 
and truth,

Let her go places, that we've 
never been, trust and delight in 
her 
youth.

Ladies 
of grace 
and 
ladies 
of favor

and

ladies of merciful night,

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl.

Grant her your clearness of sight.


Words 
can be worrisome, people complex,

motives 
and 
manners unclear,

Grant her 
the 
wisdom 
to choose 
her path 
right,

free from unkindness and 
fear.

Let her 
tell stories 
and dance 
in 
the rain, somersault,
tumble and run,

Her joys must 
be high as 
her sorrows 
are deep.


Let her grow
like 
a weed 
in the sun.




























Ladies 
of paradox, 
ladies 
of measure, 
ladies 
of shadows 
that fall,

This is a 
prayer 
for a blueberry girl.

Words written clear on a wall.

Help her to 
help herself,
help her 
to stand,

help her to 
lose and find.

Teach her we're only as big as our dreams.

Show her that fortune is blind.

Truth is a thing she must find for herself, precious and rare as a pearl.

Give her all these and a little bit more:

Gifts for a blueberry girl.

~ Neil Gaiman (His dreamy book is waiting for you at your local library.) 




Happy Birthday to our Blueberry Girl.

xoxo Your Family