An excerpt from Poem for a New-Born Baby Girl by Grace Hazard Conkling (http://bit.ly/X0LK6k)
acknowledges the awe inspired by the arrival of a new baby in the world.
"Now have we seen by early sun,
Thy miracle of life begun."
The image is of a tiny, sleeping baby boy, floating ashore onto a sandy beach.
The sail contains spaces for his name, birth date, birth time, birth place, weight and length.
These are destined to become family heirlooms.