Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Da Da

“Da da!” she exclaims,
As she embarks on an exploration
Of a new cupboard,
Or sets out to conquer
The pile of dirty dishes
With her Daddy.

“Da da!” she exclaims,
Sometimes, with a delighted smile
As she looks at me,
And sometimes not thinking of me
At all,
But merely expressing
An overflowing heart
Of joy.

Some fathers might have corrected her
To clarify the term,
To remind her that “Da da”
Means me,
The guy who loves her
Beyond what she can imagine.

But not I—
No, I merely smile,
Happy at the thought
That my name
Is synonymous
With inexpressible