Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Fathers Day

After being overdone for two weeks, finally little Freja was born on 7 June; and gorgeous she is too. I always thought that all babies looked the same until I had one of my own. Maybe that's how it works? Anyway, all three of us are beginning to get used to living with each other, albeit with differing sleeping patterns and I think that she has already realised that she is the one in charge.
People have asked me how it feels to have become a dad, but to be honest I don't think it has sunk in yet; maybe I'll work it out when she starts asking for money to go the cinema with some boy from school. Or maybe it'll hit me in the middle of the night while changing a dirty nappy. As long as it's not the dirty nappy that's hitting me!
So, here she is and maybe sometime soon I'll be able to get back to proper blogging.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Just like the hermit
In his lonely cell
The baby lies still
And kicking
In it's protective shell.

Spurning the gaze
Of the outside world
Parents yearning
For that first wail
And smell
Of new-fresh
Human spirit.

But there it stays enmeshed
Within the mother's life-giving orb
Like the sun
Over the Earth.

When will the spell
Be broken?
Like water's rushing
It will be worth
The wait.