Sunday, 20 October 2019


Mother Birth

by Jeannie E. Roberts


 ―for my son, Thanksgiving morning

 The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.
 The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new
                                                         ~Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh (Osho, 1931 - 1990)


So new
the night
heightened
by storm

snowflakes
cascade
blanket
the Earth

bounty
bestirs
enlarged
by birth.

Gratitude's
table
holds bundle
shares joy

cradles
beginnings
inspired
by form

two spirits
align
a mother
is born.


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Jeannie E. Roberts has authored six books, including The Wingspan of Things (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Romp and Ceremony (Finishing Line Press, 2017), Beyond Bulrush (Lit Fest Press, 2015), and Nature of it All (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is also author and illustrator of Rhyme the Roost! A Collection of Poems and Paintings for Children (Daffydowndilly Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books, 2019) and Let's Make Faces! (author-published, 2009). Her work appears in print and online in North American and international journals and anthologies. She holds a B.S. in secondary education, M.A. in arts and cultural management, and is poetry editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, you can find her drawing and painting, or outdoors photographing her natural surroundings. 

2 comments:

  1. Good poem -- I like its simplicity which belies its depth. It has a spiritual quality.

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