She said, "Love your tree!"
roots deep & mighty
ropes to anchor a ship
And my belly heard earthquakes
& animal cries before fear could strike
And my fingers trembled like a leaf when
when you rested under my shade of blooms
And my thighs became strong to wrap around
the man & hold him here, and my breasts heavy
with milk dripped before my child could utter a cry
And my hands soft as feathers nurtured the fire of nests
My spine tingled with distrust and healed with care
and my bones heard darkest of storms coming
Under every line, freckle & wrinkle, I relished:
seeds, sap, cracks, decay & fruits
Then, I echoed back
mother's words :
I love my tree!
“The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them.
I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't.”
Thank you, Grace, for your faithful support and participation at Poets United.
We love your work!
Love. Pure and simple. Thank you for posting Grace's poem, Sherry.ReplyDelete
Thank you Susan ~Delete
I love the message in this...self acceptance, embracing your experience and who you are in the world. A beautiful piece...great work Grace and great selection Sherry!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer ~Delete
Wow, I am truly honored to have my poem featured ~ Thanks Sherry ~ReplyDelete
Have a good week everyone ~ I'm back online after my Wednesday's exam ~
The pleasure is all ours, Grace. Good luck on the exam. And thank you for this wonderful tree of a poem!!Delete
What a wonderful poem this is, Grace!!ReplyDelete
As always Iloved this one too and is really difficult to get that perfect shape. Well done.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! In all ways!ReplyDelete
smiles...i remember this one...and read it yesterday but did not make it back over here to comment...love the connections made to nature in this...then too in finding yourself...and grace is just a cool person as well...smiles...a great one to honor such...ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous Grace!ReplyDelete
You can feel the flawlessness and natural aura of this poem. I can definitely relate to this poem, I have a sister who is pregnant with her first child. It is such a wonderful experience and miracle of life I really drew a connection here. There reference of seed and fruit as a child is metaphorically perfect and makes a lot of sense. Keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
Wonderful writing, Grace. So glad I got a chance to read it.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone ~ I appreciate your kind words ~ReplyDelete
Wonderful Grace! One of my favorites~ I am happy you were selected!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, a truly wonderful poem!ReplyDelete