Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christening

Woman swallows a star
and calls it hope.
The smoke and burn,
she names desire
and likens labor's pain to love.
Birth, she christens fire.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Note:  I have three poems in the September issue  of Ygdrasil (click over, scroll down to September 2016; it's a free PDF download).  If you have a minute, check it out!

8 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This just blew me out the water! Stunning!

brudberg said...

Stunning...

Fireblossom said...

The link would not work for me. :-(

Debi Swim said...

Wonderful(and congrats)

wkkortas said...

I wish I'd written this, even if it involved giving birth.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Stunning is the word. Really really stellar.

Kim Russell said...

Fabulous poem and congratulations!I'm just going to try the link.

SuyashJ said...

Now that was powerful