Dec 16

Happy Birthday Urvi!

Suparna wrote this poem for her daughter Urvi’s birthday … It was sooooo good, i wanted to publish it here too, not just put a link to her lovely post πŸ™‚

I think all our parents did this shopping…

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Jai Gurudeva!

love

bawa

β€˜Twas nine long years ago
That we went shopping for a daughter
Daddy and I searched far and wide
Behind the hills and yonder

Above the screen of fluffy clouds
Beyond horizon’s border
Is a little shop that calls itself
Babies Made to Order

We leafed through the catalogue
Unsure of what we wanted
An artist? A scientist? A professor?
Long and hard we debated

β€˜Madame et Monsieur, may I β€˜elp you?’
Asked a charming little fairy
β€˜We β€˜ave babies of every kind β€˜ere
From cute to naughty and scary

β€˜Ow about za little boy
Whiz hair all brown and curly
You could zing togezer β€˜appy ballads
While he played ze ukelele

Or β€˜ow about za scientist
Whiz an inquisitive, questioning mind?
A philosopher, poet or painter?
Ze reflective, sensitive kind?

An acrobat? A ventriloquist?
Or zomeone whiz an artistique bent
A doctor, engineer, cartographer?
May be a future prezident?’

The choices were many and all too tempting
And it would take but a simple spell
But our list was long, so we custom made
Our little mademoiselle


A little streak of mischief
A dash of girly charm
Spoonfuls of courage to face her fears
With dignity and calm

A herb for all the strength she might need
The go-get-what-you-want-now potion
(In hindsight though, we should have used this one
In absolute moderation)


A kind heart, a warm smile
Eyes that were filled with wonder
(The fine print in this label had read
May have a temper like lightning and thunder)

For nine long months we waited
While the fairies did their thing
Then on a starry night in November
The stork delivered an earthling


One look at this little bundle
And we knew we had done it right
There was no doubt, this was very definitely
Love at first sight

Happy birthday, little angel
May your life be filled with laughter
May you find all that you seek
Thank you for being our daughter!


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25 Responses to “Happy Birthday Urvi!”

  1. Meghana says:

    Wow….lovely poem…. Daughters are the best…..that is why they say”A son is your son till the day he gets his wife….BUT a daughter is a daughter all her life”……………

  2. Rashmin says:

    what a fantastic poem! Too good.

  3. Murthy says:

    Very Very nice !!. Thanks for publishing.

    Happy birthday Urvi & many many long healthy/ happy years ahead.

  4. gauri says:

    truly lovely and so perfect πŸ™‚

  5. Shruti K says:

    That’s a beautiful poem.. Bau., thank you so much for sharing with us..

  6. richa says:

    it is awesome…. wonderful expression…. πŸ™‚

  7. Titiksha says:

    Wow :)) Loved it…
    Jai Guru Deva…

    Bawa.. u know I thought that I would be finally meeting u last week… during Sahaj Samadhi Course at Hema Di’s place… but may be this time it wasn’t my luck πŸ™‚

    Met Dinesh Bhaiya.. and it was an awesome experience πŸ™‚

    Lots of Love & Regards,

    Jai Guru Deva…

  8. Anshu rastogi says:

    wow!! wonderful…so beautiful…we all want to see that spark in our children…but ambitions kill the smile at times….

  9. lalita says:

    Awww… That is so cute and beautiful, both at the same time. What a lovely birthday gift! πŸ˜€

  10. Ashwani says:

    This is sooooooooo sweet n warn n just lovely!!!!
    Thanx Bau for sharing it & Suparna for imagining it…!!…:)
    Happy B’day Urvi!!!. πŸ™‚

  11. Sailee says:

    wow awesome πŸ™‚

  12. Rahul Joshi says:

    Wow..!! So beautiful..!!

  13. Manisha says:

    How lovely! And so apt πŸ™‚

  14. eby says:

    what a beautiful birthday gift…. :)..

  15. Deepika says:

    So beautiful.. touching….

  16. doesitmatter says:

    Happy Birthday Urvi.
    Very sweet poem. really good. bit of tears in my eyes. joyous ones. sweet.

  17. kirti says:

    JaiGurudev bhaiya.. ! its lovely! how cum its that i hv never met u n dinesh bhaiya yet i feel i hv met u..! he he!

  18. Murtaza says:

    Suparna, Great Poem. Loved the fine print πŸ™‚

    Bawa, thanks for sharing.

  19. Swathi Sivadas says:

    Thanks for sharing Suparna’s poem! It was beautiful.
    It also reminded me of the good old days when you used to write out blog posts.
    There is a different charm and excitement to reading your words. I miss reading your work *sigh*. I mean the videos are great! But watching a video cannot compare to the joy of reading a well written post spiced with your humor and wit.
    Thank you for sharing & Lots of Love,
    Swathi

  20. Swati says:

    oh its amazinggg! πŸ™‚

  21. Karpagavalli says:

    Lovely !!!
    almost in tears reading it!
    Superb Suparnadi…. Loved it…
    And Happy Birthday Urvi! πŸ™‚ (am jus’ too early for next year! ;-))

  22. Ekta says:

    Jai Gurudev
    …. very beautiful lines πŸ™‚
    ..best gift for a daughter πŸ™‚

  23. varun goel says:

    bau pls give my belated happy birthday wishes to urvi…
    πŸ™‚
    and she is very beautiful…
    jai gurudev

  24. Priyanka Jain says:

    Beautiful!! πŸ™‚

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