Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Child Is The Father Of Man

He gazes at that small serene face
And marvels at life's great irony:
A man of thirty years
Searching himself
In a boy of thirty days.

P.S> I had warned you about parenting posts. Here's one.

25 comments:

Sneha said...

The verse is lovely! You know how to say the most using the fewest words. :-)

Parth said...

@Sneha: Thanks :-)

RTD2 said...

It's beautiful.

frissko said...

:)...Nice one parth...

Parth said...

@RTD2, Frissko: Thanks!

Lakshmi said...

Congrats to your wife and you on successful completion of one month of parenthood... :)

Parth said...

@Lakshmi: Thanks so much, and I am still blogging. I suppose that's a dual success :-)

Princess Fiona said...

well said!!! i like!

Vi said...

Dearest Parth,

I just returned from India and just caught up with your posts - congratulations! :)

Beautiful thought, wonderfully written.

Parth said...

@Princess Fiona: Thanks!

@Vi: Welcome back. Hope you had a good trip of India. Thanks so much for your warm wishes.

sd said...

Lovely verse.

Parth said...

@SD: Thanks!

Radha said...

Pretty soon that serene face is going to turn into a little brat's face :-))

Parth said...

@Radha: Touche!

Jyothsna said...

Congratulations! Thats very sweet.

Nocturne said...

great. now i am waiting for your poop horror story. parents are perennially interested in the contents and consistency of diapers. what? you're not doing diapers yet? after leading us on for years and we've come to expect such egalatarian high standards from you?! be a man!!

Parth said...

@Jyothsna: Thanks!

@Nocturne: I don't air dirty linen in public. Neither mine, nor my son's :-) Very much on the diaper/burping duties but really, doesn't someone have to rise about it and publicize the romance of it all? That's my attempt. Call me elitist for that if you will!

Niranjan said...

B'lated Congratulations, Parth!! Had to scroll down to an earlier post for the details - been visiting the homeland and missed the earlier announcement. This must feel awesome!

Wonderful verse! Glad you're still able to make time for rhyme.

Parth said...

@Niranjan: Thanks so much for the wishes. I was wondering where you had dissapeared :-) Hope you had a good trip. Have to confess time's quite a premium though, and I actually blame work for it. Baby's fine. I have just dropped everything else I was doing to spend all my free time with him :)

neel said...

Belated congrats from me as well.... a little one to accompany someone who writes such beautiful little poems...... and i am sure they will now be even more wonderful....

:)

Parth said...

@Neel: Thanks for the wishes.

shreya said...

YAY for you! :D

Parth said...

@Shreya: Thanks much. Where have you been?

mystic rose said...

Ah!
Did you have a life before this ? :)

Congratulations. Happy parenting.

Parth said...

@Mystic Rose: If I did, I don't remember what it looked like :)