Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bereft

be·reft
Pronunciation:
Function:
adjective
Date:
1565
1 a: deprived or robbed of the possession or use of something —usually used with of b: lacking something needed, wanted, or expected —used with of2: bereaved--a bereft mother.

I dreamt
That I carried a child within me--
I felt
As a natural pool must feel,
Curving my-self around the life that I held.

I knew how the tree feels
In its innermost ring--
And I knew that the sky and the Animating Presence
Had surely spared me
A single, precious Star.

There is Happiness,
And then there is Joy--
Joy filled me
And asked for its name.

I held my belly in grateful hands
And held out my Love, saying take it, it's Yours--
But I could not hold the dream.

There is Pain,
And then there is something beyond it;
I learnt this in the hollow morning
When my single Star
Moved beyond my skin and beyond my reach
Forevermore.
_______

19 comments:

Shadow said...

touching. truly touching...

G-Man said...

You sure as hell are not bereft of brilliant writing...

You Rock Fireblossom!!

Daryl said...

I am right now at a loss for more to say then this touches me way down deep

Riot Kitty said...

I am running out of "wow" words to use without sounding cliche :)

K said...

So sad...heaert breaking.

T said...

That was touching but also haunting,

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is amazing...so eloquent a tragedy and sadness that we don't even have a name for you gave feelings too, thank you!

Love
G

Brosreview said...

This is both touching and haunting!!! Good writing!!!

Scarlet said...

Sad ending. Actually, it's sad all the way around but I like it.

Kelly Dickson said...

Fabulous, the tortured angles evoked glide, that's no mean feat, well done Shay x

pheromone girl said...

RK & Scarlet both said it so well, I juse say "see above".

Pouty Lips said...

Ditto. See Riot Kitty above. This is beyond the realm even for you.

Mama Zen said...

This is so lovely it hurts. As I read "curving my-self around the life that I held," I could vividly remember how I always kept my hand resting on my pregnant belly.

Scarlet said...

Amazing! I love the different values of green. You've got talent, Chica! ;)

Jannie Funster said...

Tears in my eyes over this, Shay.

My God, so heart-breaking. Which lines within this would I uphold to the light? All of them.

Pinkerbell said...

I feel this. I really do - you capture it beautifully. I dream about carrying my baby one day. I hope we both find that happiness soon.

Shey said...

The yearning is so palpable, I can feel the pain.

You have a way with words.

:)

david mcmahon said...

You will never be bereft as a writer.

La Belette Rouge said...

This is me sobbing. I know you know that I know. My heart goes out to your heart. More love and feeling and sadness that I can say. Huge hugs to you and profound understanding, my dear Tiger-friend.
xoxo