Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Please meet a sweet little friend of mine.
I have named her Karli Star.
And this is why...
Her life began late in the Spring with great excitement
Who might this tiny Gnome Child become?


But as Summer turned to Autumn,
one busy day quickly  followed another 
while Karli waited her turn in the Doll Room.
In the meantime...

I am sad to say she missed a
birthday party (or two)
 because her Dancing Slippers
were not ready.


By the time I  came home, the daylight had turned to darkness.
But there she was standing on my desk greeting me with a hopeful smile.

 She missed the apple cider pressing  because
 her Day Dress was not hemmed.
 When we arrived home late that night,
 the first sight to greet me was her sleepy smile.


The Community Harvest Dinner came and passed without her presence.
All because her Holiday Gown was still in pieces.

That evening upon coming home, 
I caught a glimpse of her
waiting at the window with her Walnut Basket.

Filled with all sorts of good things she had wanted to share.

Moments here and moments there,
this child's details were ever so slowly coming together.
But not quickly enough to keep Karli
from being left behind one too many times.

One day when  passing her by,
it seemed as if Karli's bright colors were gradually fading.

Suddenly, I desperately missed her bright smile twinkling
 during those late,  dark nights.
I resolved right then and there
 that nothing would prevent me from finishing her.
Soon, on a chilly  Autumn afternoon, I called her into the Doll Room
 and gave her the now complete Holiday Gown. 
 She shyly slipped behind my teapot to try it on.
  When she stepped out, I fitted a pair of
 diamond crystal wings upon her back.
She lifted up into the air
and  Took My Breath Away.
Her long wait was finally over.
Twinkle Twinkle little Karli Star,
Now I know exactly who you are!
A  diamond twinkling bright
smiling skies.



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pippi Dreams...a poem by Suzanne Milson


Pippi Dreams of Growing Up
a poem by Suzanne Milson





When I grow up, I know I'll be

The captain of a ship on the great blue sea.






I’ll sail to ports both near and far,

Charting my course by the evening star.








I’ll follow in the footsteps of my father brave.

I’m stronger than a horse and ready to save…






Animals and fishes and pippins, too.

If you’re very very lucky, I might save you.







Tweedle, Annika and Tommy-my crew.

And first mate Nelson will be there, too.

I never worry and I never fuss,

That’s Nelson’s job. He’s the conscience of us.



Tweedle is a bluebird who came along.

As we sail through storms, he sings us a song.




It raises our spirits and gives up hope.

We are always very busy and we never mope.




We’ll search for treasure on islands unknown.

The ship and the sea will be our home.



Our daring deeds, in stories will be told,

Of rescues and battles and treasure very old.







I will be known both far and wide

With Annika, Tweedle, Tommy and Nelson by my side.






Every once in a while to Villa Ville Kula we’ll sail

Because now and then we need to pick up the mail.






And maybe someday in a far far time

We will find an island that feels just fine.





Then we will anchor our ship on the leeward side

And on that island for a while we’ll abide.





But always back to the sea we will go.

The salt air above and the marine life below.





Because that is my destiny and that is my heart

The ocean is the home from which I cannot long depart.







When I grow up I know I’ll be

The captain of a ship on the great blue sea.






So wish me luck as I sail away

To follow my dreams forever and a day.





Pippi, Nelson, Tweedle, and I
thank you for visiting
and taking a fanciful trip upon the sea with us!



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