Saturday, April 25, 2009

Life lessons from children

To My Unborn Child

Jane Tyson Clement

I carry life or death within me;
this little stirring, blind and pushing creature
is the sweet paradox
weighing me down with either joy
or sorrow.
Teach me, my little one, the slow acceptance,
whether death or life is born within me.
I am in God’s hands, and you
in God’s hands
through me—
all of it God’s: the light, the dark,
the winter,
and this wild, petal-drifting,
sun-dazed May.


Jane Tyson Clement, No One Can Stem the Tide

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