Friday, December 28, 2018

CHRISTMAS — CHILDREN

Lillian and Kate Xmas 2018

Lillian & Kate Romero, Christmas Day, 2018

When twins Kate and Lillian Romero joined our family three years ago in March, I became a Great Grand Mere, a title family members hardly ever use, but an honorable one that gets me an annual Christmas dinner invitation from the girls’ parents. Lillian and Kate are fraternal twins deeply devoted to one another, and, at Christmas, became the subjects of much photography; e.g., the photo at the top of this blog.

Alex, Kate, and Martin Xmas, 2018

Kate listens to Daddy's heart and Alex watches

A few months ago, I included a poem about the twins in my last book of poetry, All Love,. The poem speaks of their mutual devotion, and it pleased several reviewers because of its brevity!

TWIN GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS, LILLIAN AND KATE,

their inchoate language a babble
understood only by each other;
solitariness unknown, unwanted;

the joining of inner dispositions
down to the last breath
an articulation of love.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Photographs by Victoria Sullivan



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