Full of hope, or: Full of her

Poetry Partners #104

‘Infertility’, a poem by Eileen Backman of ‘EmybackArt’

I pray for you every night it seems, but you’ve been slow to answer.
You, a tiny little speck of life, that will grow and kick and laugh and cry
and change my life forever.
You have a name already, but I dare not say it aloud
for fear I might break the magic spell that would bring you to me.
You, I would cherish and love my whole life through.
Oh how I long
for You.

A ‘dribble’ in ‘gogyokha’ form by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

life full of her
full of school; activities; playdates
it is incredible
perhaps I'll never adjust
perhaps I'll never grow up

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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19 thoughts on “Full of hope, or: Full of her”

  1. The hope dreamed in the first and the dream reality in the second…. Having children makes looking at the world with wonder all the easier!

  2. I think this is my favourite pairing so far. Wow to both. Beautiful works. xoxo

      1. Hugs David, I don’t comment much but I appreciate a lot silently these days. Thanks so much for the love, and likewise. :)) ❤

  3. Reblogged this on EmybackArt and commented:
    So grateful to David for sharing my poem about Infertility and his delightful response about parenthood (which many years after this poem was written I was able to experience for my self). Today, Life is Full!

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