Sunday 5 June 2011

King Rafa

Waiting for the King
in rich embroidered cotton,
the sun begins to dim
to protect the royal skin;

the birds are humming
(just a quiet throaty thrill)
and wild roses fling
their perfect petal rings
to line the walkway in -

He is come!

- Shaista, 2011
Naturally the poem was done, when the King had come :) Later, when the Little Imperious Figure was ensconced in his temporary English kingdom, I learned that 'the King' is his universal nickname. At the moment though, he is, rather crossly, having to share the centre of the universe with his namesake, Rafael Nadal, the other Rafa... who looks as though he is about to be crowned again...
I have discovered I have a wealth of silly songs up my sleeve, mostly nonsense, that conversations do not require language necessarily, and that my brother and sister are the most charming parents in the world..

Biased? Moi??


Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

OOOOOOOOOO sheer joy and delight.
What a handsome King he is. And such a princess for his Auntie....
...yes the silly too...

I am so delighted!

steven said...

shaista - such a beautiful little person!!! keep singing the silly songs. my daughter is fourteen and i love to create songs that suit her beauty, her talent, and to remind her of how amazing this place is - and how it can always and so easily be filled with happiness and love. steven

Cloudia said...

royal smiles :)

Aloha from Waikiki :)

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lupie said...

Such sweet, sweet photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Hugs to King Rafa!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Oui, toi. ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh so lovely, the joyous smiles, the beautiful baby and the Royal Poem scattering rose petals about. Sigh. Such a lovely glimpse of your very beautiful family. That is one very lucky baby!!!!

Teri said...

What a wonderful photo of the two of them! I just had a new granddaughter born just over a week ago and it is such a special time in life. To see the gift, that is a child...what a miracle to behold. You deserve to be biased!

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

What a delightful picture. Just looking at the two of you gives me
a moment of refreshment. Thank you for sharing.

Yin said...

As always, I'm here smiling at life and love with you. So many congratulations to King Rafa's entourage - how blessed is his little majesty, and you, and we! :) Many hugs from us all! x

* said...

What a delightful poem, pictures & love, Shaista, I can see stars in your eyes and your heart in your hands (not that it's a bad thing...)

Congrats - and a hearty one at that - all around!! Keep on singing those silly songs...

Zosia said...

Hi Shaista, thanks for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again. Congratulations on your beautiful nephew.
I like the sensibility of your blog, the writers and people you feature on your side bar and your poetry. Best wishes from Warsaw.

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