Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Night You Came

I walked circles
sacred and profane
under a full moon
sacred and profane
and I told you things
sacred and profane

as all of me
gathered
to push.

For Midweek Motif at Poets United

28 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

The fear, agony of night put beautifully.

Mandy Moore said...

melodious almost like a song or a chant, loved it!

Vandana Sharma said...

The fear, agony of night put beautifully.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Happy birthday!

said...

OMG ... this is the best "giving birth" poem ever!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so beautiful!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am particularly fond of the phrase 'sacred and profane'. You have really worked it here!

Sylvia K said...

Ah! Yes! Yes! Yes, so beautiful indeed -- as always!!

Susan said...

Feels like birth! what else is more body and spirit? The birth of a child, of a love, of a land, a day, a poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sacred and profane....and everything in between. A fantastically tight write, as always Mama Zen!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Love where you took this MZ--we all need to push sometimes

Fireblossom said...

Vintage MZ poetry, girl.

thotpurge said...

Wonderful play of words!

Mary said...

A poem I read and then read again to appreciate!
Nice one, MZ.

Sumana Roy said...

"as all of me / gathered / to push."...we need to do that to reach the goal...whatever it is, (specially if it is a dream)...i love the image of 'full moon'...

Jae Rose said...

I would imagine giving birth is both sacred and profane...vividly and wisely written

Gillena Cox said...

This is one awesome ode to giving birth at night

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

This is one awesome ode to giving birth at night

Much love...

alan1704 said...

Intense and powerful picture, well done.

brudberg said...

The repeated line gently shifts meaning ... maybe from sacred to profane...

ayala said...

Great!

Gabriella said...

Very powerful write! I was born at night. I wonder if this is how my mother felt.

G L Meisner said...

I think you caught it just right.

grapeling said...

and now do they push back ? :) ~

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I remember this well...
Excellent write.
Anna :o]

angieinspired said...

gritty ditty i can feel and appreciate

Moonie said...

MZ I laughed - childbirth is both isnt it? You make it seem so easy (lol)

Nicholas V said...

Loved it! You have captured skilfully that magic experience...