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#1 paula1

Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:00 PM

would anyone know of any nice poems for a naming day or a place where i could find some like a website or books etc?

#2 Peysmum

Posted 30 January 2005 - 09:13 PM

We had a naming ceremony for our daughter last year.  We had four readings/poems.

This was the one that my husband and I read to our daughter.


We give you the greatest gift of all,
a headstart that will last throughout your life

We shall do our best to teach you,
but it will be up to you to learn

We shall try to guide you in the right directions,
but it will be up to you to make the right decisions

We shall also encourage you to seek your own independence
but it will be up to you to be responsible

We shall tell you about 'drink and drugs',
but it will be up to you to say 'no'

We shall teach you about respect,
but you will choose whether to appreciate it's value

We shall encourage you to try,
but you should want to succeed for yourself

We shall teach you kindness,
but it will be up to you to be good-natured

We shall teach you to share,
but it will be up to you to be unselfish

We shall model values for you.
but you have to develop your own morals

We give you this knowledge as a gift
with all our love.


We also had a poem/reading about 'Family' and another called 'A child learns what she lives'.  Also because I have two daughters, we had a reading 'Sister wishes' from our older daughter to Paige.  If you want these other ones, let me know.


#3 paula1

Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for that poem,i haven't seen that one before we might end up using it. I would also love to see the one about family.
Thanks again

#4 Guest_fendi_*

Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:42 AM

I read this for my DD's ceremony:

You are the poem
I dreamed of writing,
The masterpiece
I longed to paint.
You are the shining star
I reached for in my ever-hopeful quest
For life fulfilled...
You are my child.
Now with all things
I am blessed.

#5 Harmonica

Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:17 AM

These are some that I used for Riley and Linnea's naming days...

May all your wishes come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay forever young
May you grow to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light that is surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and strong
And may you stay forever young
May your hands always be busy
And may your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of change shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
And may you stay forever young.

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of
Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you
Yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love
But not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts,
You may house their bodies
But not their souls
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which not even you can visit
Not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
But seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward
Nor tarries with yesterday
You are simply the bows from which your children
As living arrows
Are sent forth.

May beauty delight you and happiness uplift you,
May wonder fulfill you and love surround you.
May your step be steady and your arm be strong,
May your heart be peaceful and your word be true.
May you seek to learn, may you learn to live.
May you live to love, and may you love - always.

and finally, not really a poem but we loved it..

A Recipe for Dreaming
Nature formed you with perfect feet and hands and a heart that beats non-stop, sometimes for a hundred years. You were made complete. You have inherited a thousand generations of wisdom, skill, poetry, song, all the sunrises and sunsets of knowledge past. You are the sum of all the people who went before you.
You are a refinery of all inherited intellectual wealth, the full flood of antecedent wisdom is piped and stored within you - how to climb the highest mountain, slay the biggest monster, how to survive fear and how to summon your own courage and take pride in your wonderful intelligence.
Inside you are more possibilities than you could possibly use up in one lifetime.
If you can dream it, you can do it, because the instinctive knowledge of how to succeed is already programmed within you waiting to be turned on, it is waiting to flow like a river as you come on stream.

Hope you like some of them original.gif

Monika...mum to<BR>DS Riley 24~11~01<BR>DD Linnča aka Beetle12~6~04<BR> <a href="http://www.snugglepie.com"><img border="0" src="http://www.snugglepie.com/tickers/tdb.php?tid=67614"></a>

#6 blissfulqueenb

Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:26 PM

Gosh, Fendi - I don't think I could read that out aloud without bawling.  That is just SOOOOOOO perfect for what I want to say.  Thankyou so much for sharing.

#7 NikkiH

Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:48 AM

Through Baby's Eyes

I didn't expect a brass band
With welcome mat unfurled
To be on hand when I arrived
In this confusing world,
Nor did I expect a doctor
to take me by the feet
And quickly turn me upside down
And spank me on my seat.
At first I wasn't quite prepared
For this enormous place
Nor all the characters
That I would have to face

But soon I learned to get my way
By looking sweet and shy
I wanted to be held, to make a fuss and cry
I found it doesn't take much difficulty or guile
To wrap them round my finger....
All I've got to do is smile

A Parent's Love

A parent's love is something that no one can explain
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifce and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away...

It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
It never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking
It believes beyond believing when the word around condemns
It glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems

It is far beyond defying, it defies all explanation,
It still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation.
A many splendour miracle..man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of Life's tender guiding hand.


#8 Tinks2000

Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:36 AM

These are all just wonderful!  I've been wondering where to find something like this.......anyone know of any actual books with similar poems? Alternatively, I might copy the poems and have the ones we want to use put into special booklets.......

Many options - keep them coming ladies - wonderful!

#9 helenc

Posted 14 March 2005 - 12:31 PM

I wrote this for my neice. Anyone who wants to use it can.

My Wishes for You.

May the sun forever shine on you
to warm you through your day.
May the stars above shine in the night
to help you find your way.

May the breeze blow gently through the trees
singing to you it's song.
May the Lord and Lady watch over you
Throughout the whole day long.

May the angels sing you their lullaby
as you enter into sleep.
May your dreams be filled with happiness
May you never weep.

May your life be filled with laughter and joy
May your worries and troubles be few
May you always be with the ones you love
These are my wishes for you.

Not meaning to brag, but I'd forgotten how good it was!

#10 Harmonica

Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:07 PM

That poem was lovely Helen, I would have used something like that!

#11 mordant

Posted 20 March 2005 - 04:22 PM

I read this poem I wrote when I had our naming ceremony ..

I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

#12 Harmonica

Posted 22 March 2005 - 02:12 PM

I never even thought of Whitney Houston's song - it is quite befitting for a naming day!

#13 Tinks2000

Posted 23 March 2005 - 09:32 AM

HelenC - that is a beautiful poem - you are truly talented! With your permission, I am sure we will use it - thanks

#14 helenc

Posted 23 March 2005 - 02:24 PM

No worries Tinks!  I'm planning on using it for my son's christening, as well.

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