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Your Babyness
Phyllis Beckman


i love you, your babyness
your royally muskiness, duskiness
your secret dreaminess, schemingness
i love you, your babyness

i love you, your babyness
your curled in your velvety wrinkledness
your breath snorting runtiness, gruntiness
i love you, your babyness

i love you, your babyness
your yawn smelling milkily flavoredness
your sighing in shuddery shakiness
i love you, your babyness

i love you, your babyness
your legs jerking spasmod in spaciness
your fists flailing wildly, like craziness
i love you, your babyness

i love you, your babyness
your head gravely bobbing its braveliness
your bright eyes searching widely the vacantness
i love you, your babyness

i love you, your babyness
you've tied up my heartstrings to stayfulness
you've captured this castle in playfulness
i love you, your babyness

First shared on a nursery wall somewhere in Wisconsin.
Used here with the author’s permission.

Phyllis Beckman begins her days with a candle, coffee, and Your Daily Poem. Alover of trees, she rues the loss of three ash treesfrom her Onalaska, Wisconsin corner lotto the emerald ash borer currently sweeping the area and is anticipating welcoming a replacement this summer.Phyllis says the "Driftless Area" is a beautiful setting for writing poetry and she credits the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and Women Writers Ink for keeping her on task.

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LOVE this SO much. Hoping to become a Grandma in approx. 4 mos.! Your poem inspired a poem I call Our Mother-ness.
Posted 08/21/2016 07:03 PM
Wonderful poem, wonderful babyness, enjoyed it immensely ~
Posted 08/21/2016 05:24 PM
Terrific poem, Phyllis.
Posted 08/21/2016 11:47 AM
Lori Levy:
Captures the delight of a new baby!
Posted 08/21/2016 10:59 AM
Those little creatures seem to come straight from God.
Posted 08/21/2016 09:53 AM
Love it, Phyllis! Brings back such sweet memories. Congratulations, Jayne, on your first grandchild -- there's nothing quite like it. Savor every minute....
Posted 08/21/2016 09:43 AM
Larry Schug:
I don't usually go for poems about babies or a poet's children, but I have to say I love this poem. So much fun to read aloud. It's a keeper.
Posted 08/21/2016 07:41 AM
Janet Leahy:
My neighbors have a new granddaughter, I will give them this poem, it is lovely.
Posted 08/21/2016 07:39 AM
Hello Phyllis - Didn't realize some I met at the last WFOP would show up on Your Daily Poem. And what a delight your verses are. I'm going to send this to my niece- her second baby will arrive soon. Ginny Scholtz
Posted 08/21/2016 07:01 AM
I begin most of my days with a coffee and Your Daily Poem. Maybe I'll light a candle too, it's a thought. Phyllis, your poem is just a delight. To be read and reread by anyone who has ever watched a baby. I don't know when I've ever enjoyed anything more. A sincere thank you to you and Jayne.☕️
Posted 08/21/2016 03:48 AM

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