A new star rising

The Oracle always knows. Last days of waiting.

I listen in this morning’s damp light
for the child coming
through the rhythms
of the air of another world.

Cat watches for the coming
like a fish in a bowl
a bird in the sky

and I remember those times
raw and tender that dripped with joy
tumbling like spring clouds
full of tiny hands curled and perfect

the milky noises unabashed
and oceans of laughter.

The stars sailed slow then
in their course
and we understood
the wild voice of the night.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

11 thoughts on “A new star rising”

    1. We’re at the nerve-racking stage. Due in three days and the first one is often early…
      Congratulations on the cat 🙂 They are always an asset, even when they are infuriating!

  1. This is so tender, the waiting in tune with nature. The Redon image is perfect.
    This is so exciting–and anxiety-provoking, too. 😀 So, she’s not actually in labor yet? I hope all goes smoothly. Hugs to you both.

  2. The waiting is the hardest part…my grandnephew was born last week after his mother spent a month in bed because of premature labor pains. We are all overjoyed–the second member of the new generation, joining his older brother. I hope all goes well for you and your daughter. What a lovely painting that is too, the golden light is perfect.

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