So, I was watching Letterman on one of my late-nighters last week and Caroline Kennedy was a guest. It was a great interview, you can watch it on YouTube here. Caroline was on the show to talk about her book, “She Walks in Beauty” a collection of poems edited by her. The book is to honor her mother who loved poetry and considered it character building.
Letterman asked her to read one of the poems and its beauty struck me. The poem was written by Nazim Hikmet:
the best sea has yet to be crossed
the best child has yet to be born
the best days have yet to be lived
and the best word that I wanted to say to you…
is the word that I have not yet said
(By the way, I disagree with the second line of the poem, in my opinion, the best child has been born – and I am sure all the moms I know would agree with me).
Have a wonderful day — take care of your mothers — and mothers — take care of yourselves!