Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Little Tufts


her soft baby curls,
downy to the touch-
too short for pigtails,
not long for ponytails,
perfect for kudumis!

so off i go,
and find hair ties
to pretty my toddler
with fancy dos -
that sit atop her tiny head.


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You can find details of traditional kudumis here but the style for kids are little tufts sitting atop a child’s head, not the shaved variety. One more for Michelle's prompt for the first day this month.

9 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

I am sensing a theme here today, UL! Wasn't it Pebbles (The Flintstones) who wore her hair up like this? Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading your hair poem today. Thanks for participating. Have a nice day.

keith hillman said...

What a sweet piece. I have often seen the adult version in India but wasn't aware of its name.

lissa said...

sweet and precious poem

watermaid said...

A time to be treasured - and you capture it so well.

Greyscale Territory said...

The poem capturesw the prettiness and cuteness of the hairstyle. I did not know what this style was called till now!

Great!

Gemma

Thinking aloud said...

would you believe that i never knew the name for it ??????

a very cute poem...loved it...:)

pepektheassassin said...

One down. Twenty-nine to go....

Steve said...

Awwww I had wet lamps........

paisley said...

this was so perfect ul... i had to hop over to wiki to find out what a kudumis is... and what a vision of loveliness that made this poem...