Our beloved daughter

 

Spiraling curls

Shimmering eyes
Vivacious, outgoing
Her words impart delight


The moment she enters a room
It twists and turns
To find its balance
Her impact is gravitational


With friends she congregates
They jump around
and hug and scream
Primal joy


Oh how she enjoys the drama
At school, on ships, in the house

Dancing, movement, progression
Marvelous to experience


Her curiosity and yearning for learning
resonate with deep conviction

Letters, reading, numbers, counting

They all rush to her mind


Our daughter -- sparkling, radiating
drawing what flows from her heart
her love of people and animals
a strong component of her beautiful soul.

 

 


David Epstein
Dedicated to Rachel

9/19/09