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Thursday, March 25, 2010


Monday night, as we eagerly waited, Mowgli's newest best friend, made his entry into the world. Coolboy and I were over the moon when we saw him. Last weekend in a bookstore I read this baby book called "The night you were born" by Nancy Tillman. This poem is for you, little precious one.

"On the night you were born,
The moon smiled 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.
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…
Until everyone heard it
And everyone knew
Of the one and only ever you.
Not once had there been such eyes,
Such a nose,
Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
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.
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!)
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)
Has the world ever known a you, my friend,
And it never will, not ever again…
Heaven blew every trumpet
And played every horn
On the wonderful, marvelous
Night you were born."

-Nancy Tillman (The night you were born)

Mowgli kicks in approval :) !!!


  • Such a precious poem Raga.
    Should defy read it to the kids when they all grow up..will make them feel special :)

    I was hoping Jali would get her bestest friend on Monday but Mowgli won !! ;)
    Now she is going grow up with a band of boys !

    By Blogger Divya, at 2:03 PM  

  • yes, it is for all our little babies.. Anjali will have to be a tom-boy :) .. Junnu the big Boss... oh how he is going to cherish that role :D

    By Blogger RagzZmatazZ, at 2:22 PM  

  • Raga,

    This is such a beautiful poem....

    You should write a book on children's stories poems....I think you'll rock at it!

    By Blogger Abha, at 2:40 PM  

  • If it wasnt clear the poem is by Nancy Tillman, not me :)

    By Blogger RagzZmatazZ, at 2:43 PM  

  • Loved the poem Ragini.. can't wait to read it to Siddharth.

    By Blogger Manali, at 2:44 PM  

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