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Love's Labor

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Love's Labor

the baby's head
crowns as Father watches --
a dozen red roses

When but a speck gelatinous, unformed, you watched 
Watched as the determined swimmer pierced my soft core
Smiled at the countless me's, in the sea of thee, birthed.
Your joyous laughter spins universes with a roar,
marries diverse minions in delight astonished,
as made and unmade we rise, a holy labor.

You watch each molten mountain crest an aching sea
as stark white stars shine in my lovers tearing eyes
smiling at the she's and he's, who chose to be free 
of what if's and enjoy this never ending ride 
in this holy labor we abide.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2012 8:05:00 AM
    Universal truth, i feel in me. Lovely done. Always bl

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 3:07:00 PM
    hey..I stuck in a haiku..just because!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 8:23:00 AM
    Before I read the poem, I went "to learn" about this [new] form... PS definition sounds like a tongue twister! LOL! Almost twenty years ago I was this poem. You've captured the emotion and the wonder of this particular moment. Excellent work, Deborah! I love it! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 5:16:00 AM
    What a beautiful write! Thanks for sharing your gift with us, Jancarl

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 8:19:00 PM
    I wrote your "phosphene" poem! Enjoy it! : )

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 7:55:00 PM
    You phenomenal woman :-) Whata write! You now will send me back to cyberspace to look up curtail sonnet as I'm fairly certain the soup definition will be slim pickings. Loved spins universe the most... that line TACKLED me, bear-hug style. Hope you are well, chum. My day could be a chapter in one of those mommy humour books.. literally one murphy's law after another. Poor girl, I'm sure she'll sleep through the night. Hugs, Cyndi SOUP MAIL

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 6:40:00 PM
    I can't help agree with Catie's interpretation of that miracle moment, which is, under the best of circumstance, filled with astonishment and joy...(let us hope)... usual your moment with pen, makes me want to read and relish again.

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 2:15:00 PM
    You give new meaning to the words "Giving Birth" amazed at the many sides of you, like the ocean you never run dry, when I do I just dip my feet in your cool refreshing words, thank you my friend for your wonderful poems hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Debbie...I started smiling the moment I saw you had made a posted...Thank you for so many blessings. Back at you with many more...I LOVE YA!!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 1:27:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one, Deb. I am not familiar with the form though. Your poem reminds me of conception. I seen (under a strong microscope) an ovum being fertilized, and it is the most beautiful thing, as soon as the sperm completely enters the ovum, the circular egg immediately acquires an infusion of light. It is awesome to see. Hugs, Catie :)