Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Morning Poetry

Dancing Baby
I felt you dance into me.
Oh, some babies are born
of hot, wide passion

other in momentary indifference
with untroubled sleep
the real reward.

But you danced in
with the moon waxed
and your daddy stinging
a love song to the sky

a song with my name and yours
ribboning through it
until there was a chain so long
in a voice so strong

you had no choice
but to follow it
to join our joy
to dance into my belly

and rest untroubled
for nine lovely months
until you were ready to sing
your own love song.
~ Laurie Lico Albanese

August Break, day 3. Photo: fading magnolia, taken at Riverview Cemetery in Portland, OR on my day with Robin. Poem: from the wonderful book Blue Suburbia, Almost A Memoir


Suz said...

I think I will faint with the beauty of this one
If only every baby had parents like these
and they were a poem in their mother's heart
beautiful Relyn

Andrea said...

Update on Amden on arise 2 write.

lakeviewer said...

Beautiful, warm, tender, enveloping many feelings of motherhood.

spread your wings said...

so beautiful and with your music playing (Kiss the Rain) it is a perfect way to start my Sunday. thank you

Derrick said...

Beautifully said, but I have the feeling maybe some mums wouldn't be quite so euphoric?! :0)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Magnificently sculpted piece of a lovely heart, this one.
So so beautiful.
I'm richer for reading this, friend.

cristie said...

now...that was lovely. xox

Tracy said...

This made me smile! What a lovely thought. Have a super week!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love your Sunday Morning Poetry! It's one of my favorite things to check out on Sundays! I'm heading on to school now ~ hope I see you there or maybe not, because that would mean you were doing something else ~ maybe something totally fun and meaningful or making a memory, or... <3

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous image! A time of peace, a moment of pure joy. Thanks so much!

Rita said...

What a lovely poem and a magnificent photo that you took! You only get better with each one! Love ya!

Southern Drawl said...

Hello, writer of beauty. I'm so sorry for your difficulties of late. Praying for you all...I finally finished my B.S.N. Thank you so much for your encouraging words along the way. { } Hugs, Deanna

Dorit said...

love your sunday poetry, don't always comment, but I always read :) this one is so beautiful, the song with name ribbons so long and a voice so strong ... beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Beautiful photo...wonderful words.

ELK said...

the bloom matches the poetry so well..a beautiful dance indeed

HKatz said...

you had no choice
but to follow it
to join our joy
to dance into my belly

Such beautiful lines; a baby conceived in love. And I love the beautiful delicate intimacy of that flower; it does suit the poem well.

Georgianna said...

Incredible! Thank you for this beautiful moment. xo – g

helen said...

Hi Relyn,

thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to write sweet words. I am quite often a quiet visitor to your cosy fireside and have been looking in to see how Arlen so happy that he is mending.

This poem is incredible; it took my breath away. Thank you for introducing me to it.

Blessed be and a virtual hug to you :~)))

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