One cry, and I stumble from bed, (13)
Okay, so our baby's still crying. (Believe us, this won't change for a
while.) Now, though, her cries have become a form of communication. Our
speaker knows that Baby wants something – and even though she may not be
totally on board with the whole motherhood thing yet, the speaker is
immediately up to help.
And now you tryYour handful of notes;The clear vowels rise like balloons. (16-18)
Now we're getting somewhere. Baby has moved from crying to singing – and
judging from our speaker's reaction, it's a pretty miraculous change.
Sure, our speaker doesn't come out and say that she's
overjoyed. That would be too easy. But check out the language she uses –
it's not a "bald" cry, it's a collection of "vowels," of language. And
that language rises "like balloons." Everybody loves balloons. They're
so happy and floaty and joyful.