24 Dec 2010

little hands

covered in pen and paints
always buzzing round my head
curling tuggy fingers around my hair
pointing new questions at everything
baby monkey mommy monkey piggy back gripping
pressing into steps too giant to climb without
shrugging parents loose crossing streets
massaging tired necks and feet
fashioning spears out of rock
moulding animals and people out of squidgy things
gripping onto handlebars so tight they calloused
chocolate icecream muddy fingernails straight after cleaning
climbing into my neck and curling to sweet smells of hair and cheeks

those perfect little hands I once held and kissed

oh how I MISS those little hands

Treasure map making by lemon juice and candle flame

hand-made play doh fun :)


  • } bird {
    December 31, 2010 Reply

    Oh Richard, you still read my blog 🙂 Happy New Year to you and the whole family. I MISS you guys!!! Ryan was talking about coming to visit me for school holidays some time next year which = YAY!

  • Richard
    December 30, 2010 Reply

    Oh, Sweetie, you’re breaking my heart. I’m so sorry.

  • Bronnie
    December 26, 2010 Reply

    I cried when I read this – aaawww my friend

    • } bird {
      December 28, 2010 Reply

      thanks bronnie. I dont really know what to reply. just wanted to say thanks. i love you.

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