Ingrid Haiku

by Autumn Gordon

Autumn wrote these haiku about her firstborn daughter Ingrid Elizabeth, who died from complications of prematurity in the winter of 2013. Thank you so much, Autumn, for sharing them with us. 

Was and is Ingrid
Oh Love! My Lovely, In Love
Over the moon with you, sweet

Skin shades of red
Strong legs splayed all akimbo
Swaddled face, nose, lips: perfect

Watching from outside
You squirm or sleep in twilight
In and out you breathe

A longing arm in
To touch the universe, you
What wonder I see

Today, I hold you
Your body against my heart
That is where you dwell