Friday, January 6, 2012
Our newest addition....
Coleridge Doran Wilde was born December 14th 2011 at 8:02 AM. Nice and fat and perfect: 8#4oz, 20"; and very, very loved!
Lots of people have asked about this little man's name. His middle name comes from his grandpa, Cam's dad. While we seem to be using the nickname of "Cole", his full first name was suggested by Sonya (we think it was a mixture of two of her friends' names, Colin and Talmage) but it also happens to be the name of one of my favorite poets- Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Sonya started calling him Coleridge in late July, and it stuck. This is an exerpt from the poem "Frost at Midnight", which articulates some of the thoughts Coleridge had holding his newborn son:
" Dear Babe, that sleepest cradled by my side,
Whose gentle breathings, heard in this deep calm,
Fill up the intersperséd vacancies
And momentary pauses of the thought!
My babe so beautiful! it thrills my heart
With tender gladness, thus to look at thee,
And think that thou shalt learn far other lore,
And in far other scenes! For I was reared
In the great city, pent 'mid cloisters dim,
And saw nought lovely but the sky and stars.
But thou, my babe! shalt wander like a breeze
By lakes and sandy shores, beneath the crags
Of ancient mountain, and beneath the clouds,
Which image in their bulk both lakes and shores
And mountain crags: so shalt thou see and hear
The lovely shapes and sounds intelligible
Of that eternal language, which thy God
Utters, who from eternity doth teach
Himself in all, and all things in himself.
Great universal Teacher! he shall mould
Thy spirit, and by giving make it ask."