She’s lovely he said, a precious babe
she’s already smiling look at that face
born on Friday so she’ll be loving and giving
With those brown eyes that twinkle and beam
and smooth skin like rich milk cream
all those strawberry curls, oh my, what a dream!
Let’s call her Linda, in Spanish it means
beautiful, soft, and tender
with hopes she’ll live up to her name
and with grace, always remembered
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
d’Verse Poetics: What’s in a Name?