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Naming Day
by Ry Soutar

I will name my daughter Eden
And hope she makes things grow
I will name my daughter Elvis
And teach her rock n' roll
I will name my daughter Tempo
And hope she takes life slow
I will name my daughter Thunder
And teach her how to roar
Louder than the wind can howl
I'll name her for all the virtues
I'll teach her all I know
But it will never be enough:
my mother told me so.

Originally published in Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood (Quill and Parchment Press~2012)
Winner of the 2013 International Book Award Honouring Excellence in Independent and Small Press Publishing for Best Poetry Anthology.


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