Saturday, 13 November 2010

Ode to a rocking chair

You embraced us both in your rocking rhythm,
You supported my aching back,
You heard me crying - and sympathised,
And lulled my baby to sleep.

My baby was fretful and cried in pain,
Waves of misery crashed through the night.
You saw my despair - and held us tight,
And rocked my baby to sleep.

You witnessed his first confident smile,
His gurgles and cheeky grins,
You saw my delight - and quietly sang,
And danced my baby to sleep.

Every time I sit in my nursing chair with Eddie in my arms, I feel like this has been the best purchase ever. It truly saved my sanity and my aching back for many nights of feeding, with a baby wailing because of colics. We rocked and we rocked and we rocked.


  1. Thats so beautiful Galina. I love the rocking rythm it has. I hope you save a copy for Eddie to read one day when he's older.

  2. Oh gosh, Galina, I have goosebumps. What a beautiful poem.

  3. It's a wonderful heartfelt poem Galina. This post would make a wonderful scrapbook page.

  4. that made me cry. beautiful words galina

  5. aw Galina - you look so comfy and satisfied in your chair - what a lovely expression of your happiness