Welcome to the World Juliet Mae Phillips

June 1, 2016; r to l: Juliet, my granddaughter, Joanna, my elder daughter, RN who would have received her doctorate in English literature, and Jade Kosmos Phillips, my son-in-law, a paramedic, who received my permission to marry my daughter Before he proposed to her. Publication on this site (hitherto bogged down by an attempt to describe what it is like to watch my Grandaughter arrive on Facebook will be reformatted to be in reverse chronological order.
June 1, 2016; r to l: Juliet, my granddaughter, Joanna, my elder daughter, RN who would have received her doctorate in English literature, and Jade Kosmos Phillips, my son-in-law, a paramedic, who received my permission to marry my daughter Before he proposed to her.

“Here ” and “there” comes to mind

as I watch you born on Facebook

or so it would seem.

Reality has a curious way of contriving enigmas.

Upon the announcement of your birth

Fran called at the other end of the Commonwealth

startled by such wonderous news declaring,

“Anything can happen.”

Lost, perhaps not forever,

Is the Shakespearean sonnet

Human Yudewitz wrote on the occasion of  my birth.

Born though I as I was on Columbus Day–

Yudewitz read his poem

on  the occasion of my being purchased

from God via a priest.

Consider the New-World orientation of  Yudewitz wrote.

You too were New-World born

In April “the cruelest month

mixing memory with desire.”

Sent now, nearly three months late

I long to hold you in my arms

as did Diana, your grandmother,

an expression on her face

beyond description

beyond reality.

Welcome to the world

Juliet Mae

Welcome.

— Joel Solkoff

יואל סולכּוף

Bloomsday, 2016, State College, PA

Planet Earth

Cpyright by Joel Solkoff. All rights reserved.

 

 

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