Drink it in, it spins your head
this dizzy love
You are not tainted with life
and its dirt
You are only new: newly arrived, newly alive,
Softly caress, marvel anew
Fine skin bears the lines that will come later.
Drawn-up knees, froggy curl, arms a-stiff and flailing
Curve you round mother's warm body, inside out,
you are not alone.
Fresh baby, fresh baby there is no other like you!
Every mother's heart thumps in universal delight
The first sight of a new person whose little world became the wide world
Oh those fresh baby shivers
Fresh baby smells
Your tufted crown holds the elixir of love.