I saw the life of life

Another poet came into being
when I saw the life of life…
the child I had birthed.
That was my beginning:
blood burning the groin,
the soul soaring, the baby wailing
in the arms of a nurse.

~ Vera Pavlova, from “Snapshots from Memory” in “If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems.” Pavlova (54) is a Russian Poet who was born in Moscow.  Her husband Steven Seymour, a professional interpreter and translator, was the translator.


Portrait of Vera Pavlova: 7faces

Comments

  1. Wow. I FELT each line

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  2. Powerful 💛

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  3. good

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  4. everything changes in that instant.

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  5. Exquisite!

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  6. Wonderful. A child welcomed into the world.
    -Alan

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