Saturday, September 8, 2012

Moments Of (Re)Birth

Painting by Michael Patrick Slattery, 2012

infant rose

from every petal color is shed

to wind and breath, to every 

space-time movement our 

efforts perceive, for each given

moment of fetal brevity tethered

to heaven's rose - the Master's 

thorn - the mind's instant of 

corporal beauty - for fragrance

held between fingers and blood

of each life's stem: 

these, our seasons incarnate. 

Poem ©2012 R. Burnett Baker