03 November 2007

Motherhood Embracing Ardent Grace


These early days are weighted thus
in heavy consequence; every sense
is on display, feelings disarrayed in
just and trying ways – in muddling
through with mundane things you
never dreamed. Swollen belly lead
the way to babe in arms; roles that
changed, a girlish poise effacing
grave estrangement, mother’s eyes
restore its charm. You’ve braved the
dislocation, see that Nature’s gift
demands a fee your daughter freely
pays in gilded smiles. You hold her in
your arms entrained, a History apace,
motherhood embracing ardent grace.
© 31 October 2007, I. D. Carswell