When a Child is Born – Poem for my Son

When a child is born, a Sun begins

In some dark and distant galaxy

And the ancient Weaver, warned thus,

Strikes Her loom

Pausing surely to gauge the thread for strength

And the needed courage to hold Life’s dream

Then spins rejoicing on the wheel

‘Ere the first heartbeat of creation.

– Irving Karchmar, © 1972  (for Matthew)

5 Responses to When a Child is Born – Poem for my Son

  1. Maliha says:

    awwwwww….i am *gushing*

    thank you for sharing:)

  2. Irving says:

    A mother knows :) And even after 34 years, the moment of birth lives in the heart.

    Ya Haqq!

  3. Dhiraj says:

    Just read your book review at mysticsaint’s… makes me want to read the book. Is it available in India?

  4. mshahin says:

    Amazing words for the beginning of a new life :-)

    Beautiful descriptions and a flow to the words….

    May Allah bless you and Matthew.

  5. UmmFarouq says:

    That was my birth year. My father used to write poems about me as well. So you must be around or near my father’s age. SubhanAllah. May Allah increase you in wisdom and tawfiq.

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