A mother's thoughts

I remember,
As I watch you now, my garden nymph,
that you were always this beautiful.

Once, before your mouth was formed
When you were held in perfect suspension
In a small ocean of protection.
There was nothing between us.

No veil, or thin wisp of threat could intrude.

I held you without your hand in mine
But I knew your beauty, one day,
could calm the hearts of would be warriors,
Who's rage filled steps marched to battle.

I heard your thoughts back then,
They were my own, as were my mother's and hers and hers.
I talked in secret ways to you,
I spellcast your possible futures to the deep of my tides.

I showed you pure tenderness, and empathy
Bestowed all my gifts silently because you were from me,
And in me and knew the world unseen.
I saw your face before I knew it.

I knew the tiny pressure of your fingers gripping mine,
And I knew the glad weight of you in my arms.
Your cries were songs, salutations to a new mother
Rejoicing in our cleverness
That love brought love to life.

Poetry by 1LFD
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Written on 2021-09-20 at 23:33

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The connection you present (beautifully and elegantly) between mother and daughter, the generational connection, and between yourself and what lies within, is profound to those of us who can never know that connection.