Go to navigation Go to search

Baby Heart Song

The arms of the frightening world
will wrap me, and I will live there,
bouncing on the world’s knee,
buoyant on her lap waves—a sailor baby,
hands outreaching from a good ship’s prow.

Oh leaning woman—

of the low breast,
of the salt arms—

carry a baby heart, a baby heart,
carry it across the sea.

Baby Heart Song and Gypsy originally appeared in the March 2008 issue of Thanal.

Other published work:

City Park appears in the May 2008 issue of Thanal.

Elliptical, Neutral Ode, and Severance appear in the main section of Umbrella, Spring 2008.

Crone appears in the “How Divine” section of the same issue of Umbrella.

Singular appears in the Fall 2009 print issue of Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment. The poem is not online at the journal site.

Under the Hood Kind Thoughts