Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas "Pome"

("Blue Madonna" by Frank Wesley)

In the Christmas card I gave my poet friend Kathryn (aka Kitty), I penned a little "pome" for her that I jotted down last Friday during J's guitar lesson with Father Acker. It's just a little thing, and I took the idea of the first line from this week's prompt at Carry On Tuesday ("When I was a child") rather than the actual words. I hope you will enjoy it.

new mother
(For Kitty at Christmas)

bending over him,
in wonder smoothing
his fresh cheek,
his fragrant head.

this little miracle:
foretold by many,
conceived mysteriously;
product of painful travel,
bloody birth.

wishing away gathering crowds
as his eager mouth
sought her breast,
her eyes glowed with awe.
in her heart
she pondered all.

Copyright 2009 Susanne Barrett


Jane D. said...

beautiful Susanne x.

David Turney said...

You're a talented woman, Susanne. I've so enjoyed all of your posts this year. A blessed Christmastide to you and yours.

Anne said...

Earthy and real. Beautiful!

Susanne Barrett said...

Thank you so much, Jane, David, and Anne. Your comments are appreciated and, yes, treasured.


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