Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nest of Spring


I hold this nest of spring
where sky wraps wings
and wonder if the child
I carry in my womb can fly
free of the cage a dogmatic world
is already building for him.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2016

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15 comments:

colleen said...

I love the idea of a womb as a nest of spring.

Margaret said...

This is really beautiful - a wonderful wish for any child.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I wonder if today any mother-to-be can read this wee poem without weeping...

brudberg said...

I wonder too.. or will he sit there singing as the caged bird.

gillena cox said...

Wow that image "nest of spring" is heady and potent

Much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautiful writing – but oh, such a sombre question. (Reminds me of Plath's 'O golden child the world will kill and eat'.)

Gillena Cox said...

"this nest of spring" this image left me heady and high

much love...

Rommy said...

I'm already a mother and I'm misting up with the truth in this poem.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was inspiring and hopeful - Happy Xmas Susie!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This one caught me right in the gut.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

This was lovely! Love the ideas in this! Hugs!

kaykuala said...

free of the cage a dogmatic world
is already building for him.

There are already challenges and mysteries building up for the child to content with! They might turn up to be a famous person!

Hank

Jim said...

Nicely written, Susie. This is a question our expectant mothers are asking all over America now. Time has the answer.
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Other Mary said...

This is a poignant, little gem.

razzamadazzle said...

What a beautiful poem! Very tender.