Son of My Son...

Updated on March 4, 2018

The Tree of Life ...

Oh -- this rounded heart ...

You have made so well complete.

Your fragile sound

Of sweet, lyrical innocence

Tenders the eye

And renews the soul.

Son of my son,

You hold a bounding, encircling love

With such tiny, soft hands.

Smiling, you press your cheek to mine,

And the adagio sings.

In these tenuous, fleeting of moments

Nothing shall ever be as humbling or joyous.

Such are the gifts

From the miracle of your life.

Adagio for Strings

My grandson, Graham
My grandson, Graham


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      Genna East 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Peg and Nikki...

      Good to see you both. I appreciate your thoughts on this poem, and Graham. As I wrote to Bill below, he is like no one else -- spontaneous and so happy, with an innate sense of caring for others that is remarkable at such an early age. Thank you. :-)

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      Genna East 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Nell...

      My apologies in that I didn't receive an email telling me you had commented. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm working six days a week with my new job, and don't know "which end is up" these days. :-( Hugs to you, for that lovely comment. And thank you for the visit.

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      Nikki Khan 2 weeks ago from London

      Aww so cute Graham is :)

      And poem is so sweet as his beautiful smile is.

      Bless him!

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      Peg Cole 2 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      What an adorable little face. I can almost smell his baby freshness and feel his soft, lovely fingers. Thanks for sharing this delightful poem tribute to the son of your son. What a blessing he is!

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      Nell Rose 6 weeks ago from England

      Aw bless! gorgeous Graham! And what a lovely poem to him too!

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      Genna East 6 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you, Audrey. It's one of my favorites as well. Good to see you, and thank you for the lovely comment.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 weeks ago from California

      This is so lovely Genna!! The Adagio is one of my favorite pieces of music--Enjoy your grandson--he is a cutie!!

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      Genna East 6 weeks ago

      Hi Paula...

      My apologies for not responding earlier, but sometimes I don't get all of the emails on the comments that have been posted to a hub. :-( Thank you for the visit and for those kind thoughts. Graham is my heart...this little guy is special. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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      Paula 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Genna......Gramma's are for loving & spoiling their precious babies!! What a perfect CUTEY Graham is....Causes a reflex to reach into the picture and squeeze his adorable cheeks!

      The beauty, innocence and hug-a-bility of toddlers, takes my breath away!


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      Genna East 2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      - Kari

      Thank you, Kari. I highly recommend it. :-)

      - Shyron

      Blessings and hugs to you as well. Thank you for those beautiful thoughts.

      - Linda Crampton

      Hi Linda. This was a spur-of-the-moment poem. But he is an inspiration for me like no other. Thank you for the lovely comment.

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      Linda Crampton 2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem is beautiful and a lovely tribute to your grandson, Genna. I love the photo of him.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago from Texas

      How Beautiful and Precious and they only get more so as time goes on. So, so happy for you.

      They are a joy.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Kari Poulsen 2 months ago from Ohio

      Reading this makes me want a grandchild. :)

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      Genna East 2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      - Shauna Bowling

      Thanks, so much, Shauna. You will experience this as well, I know. There is so much to look forward to, my friend. :-)

      - Bill Holland

      Thank you, Bill for those kind words. He is like no one else. He will be in the middle of playing, then stop suddenly, and come over to you to lay his head gently on your lap or press his cheek next to yours for a few moments, then smile, and return to his playing.


      Hi Mike. He is quite an inspiration. :-) It's not my best poem, but I wrote this in a few minutes as the words flooded into my thoughts. As I commented to Frank, it's probably too sentimental for HP, but I wrote it anyway, without any pondering. Thank you for that nice comment.

      - Flourish Anyway

      Thank you. I agree....and I already have, my friend. I only hope it doesn't embarrass him.

      - Peg Cole

      Thank you. He makes the writing quite easy.

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      Genna East 2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      - Frank Atanacio

      Hi Frank...

      Thank you. I wrote this very quickly; perhaps too quickly as it may be too sentimental for HP. Good to see you. :-)

      - RTalioni:

      Thank you. I just saw your poem about your grandson. There is something in the air, my friend, that inspires us to write of these cherished little ones.

      - Hari

      Life is indeed a bubble; and these cherished little ones occupy a dear place within. Thanks for that sweet comment.

      - Peggy Woods

      An indescribable joy, Peg. I appreciate the visit and kind thoughts.

      - Verlie Burroughs

      Hi there. Thank you! :-) This little fellow inspires.

      - Maria Jordan

      I am grateful for that lovely comment, Maria. I hope you are enjoying your week.

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      Peg Cole 2 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Sweet and lovely expressions of joy. The baby is adorable.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      What a beautiful love poem for your grandson. He’s a gorgeous little boy. Your poem is so tender that perhaps you should write it in your own handwriting with a note to pass down to him.

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Genna - You found inspiration and inspiration found you. Your poem denotes the young, innocent love of a child very well. So much joy flows in your direction from this young fellow. Glad to see you publish.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The poem made me smile. The picture of that young man made my heart smile. Such unbridled joy...such many possibilities in a life yet lived. Thank you for sharing with us, my friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Genna, this is beautiful and so is your precious grandson! I have not yet experienced the joy of grand-motherhood, but I look forward to the day!

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      Maria Jordan 2 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Graham is gorgeous and so is this poem, dear Genna.

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      Verlie Burroughs 2 months ago from Canada

      Gorgeous, Genna Grandma, congratulations to you and your family :)

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      Peggy Woods 2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      What a sweet homage to your dear little grandson. It is obvious to see what joy he has added to your life.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful poem for your grandchild.

      Life is a bubble,

      A baby, makes it giggly bubbly.

      - hari

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      RTalloni 2 months ago from the short journey

      What a treasure it is to have a grandchild and let him or her touch your life this way. He's just precious, as you well know. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 months ago from Shelton

      awwww.. your world changed I bet when your grandson entered.. and for the better.. bless you guys