Born in London, as a new day dawns,

We wake in Prague to greet you,

New Zealand sees your beauty, too.

Majestic, infant Mercury,

Speeding, instantly, around the world,

Though your perfect tiny toes are curled!


We gaze at your loveliness from afar,

Full of awe and love and wonder,

At our brand new, dazzling Northern Star,

The brightest light which shines!

The centre of our firmament:

Dear Juliet!  How great you are!

◄ Helping Out

Too soon to know? ►


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John Botterill

Sat 1st Oct 2022 18:20

Thanks Russell. Her photo makes me think she is full of character. I can't wait to meet her😀. As you say, it will be a joy, I'm sure.
Thanks for the like, Adam.

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Russell Jacklin

Sat 1st Oct 2022 13:16

The joys that grandaughters bring never fades,
each new day enhances the memories of those previous

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John Botterill

Sat 1st Oct 2022 05:03

Thanks so much, Holden, for your lovely comments. It means a lot to me. Thanks for the like Frederick. 😀
The joys of grandparent hood. A lot less work than parenting, for sure 😂
Thanks too for the like Stephen A

Holden Moncrieff

Sat 1st Oct 2022 02:10

A truly lovely poem, John, your joy is perfectly captured! 😊

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John Botterill

Fri 30th Sep 2022 13:48

Thanks Flyntland, lovely comment, and thanks, too, Graham, you are so right! 😂

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 30th Sep 2022 11:59

That’s you ruined now then John

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Fri 30th Sep 2022 10:22

" though your perfect tiny toes are curled"

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John Botterill

Fri 30th Sep 2022 08:12

Thanks so much, Julie. I felt very emotional. My first granddaughter! 😀

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julie callaghan

Fri 30th Sep 2022 08:08

How wonderful. Many congratulations. A perfect welcome to the world message.

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John Botterill

Fri 30th Sep 2022 07:36

Thanks for the likes Graham, Frederick, K. Lynn and Adam 😀

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John Botterill

Thu 29th Sep 2022 18:04

Thanks very much, Stephen. It was one of those very rare special days. A cousin for William. 😃

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 29th Sep 2022 17:20

Your joy and happiness shines throughout this poem, John. Lovely.

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