Mother, and: Child

A ‘Waltz wave’ poem

your
tiny
head
against
my shoulder;
your heart-
beat
against
my breast; your
body swaddled
securely
to keep
you
safe and
warm; ever
wrapped in
my
mama-
love

โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #152

For Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit:
Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash

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!

45 thoughts on “Mother, and: Child”

  1. I remember feeling something like that. So powerful that in one of my unpublished stories the call of his toddler’s love pulls the protagonist back from the edge of a haunting river death temptation.

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