Our newborn granddaughter is named Camilla
from Aeneid VII’s warrior maiden,
the speedy runner, skimming over wheat,
scouring the ocean, keeping her feet dry.
And, proud of what my art had done,
I viewed my painting, knew the great
Of marble, water, steel and slate.
Every thing is protected
by a grace ready for flight,
every stone and flower
every child at night.