Elijah James

reaching hands

The thought of you lodged deep within her,
sent whispered wishes along the sea waves.

The water will bring you here.

Through the open door, a whole new world awaits.
The spark of newborn stars, wind through the pines,
a blanket of arms around you all your life.

6 comments

  1. Ok, Kerri,

    The poem works beautifully to set a tone. It is better than a sonogram
    Elijah James…a captivating name…The poem wraps itself around me
    like a blue blanket about to receive. Is there a new baby on the way?
    I feel an undertow of joy and a mountain of love in these lines.

    So glad to be reading your work again. Missed you over and over.
    thanks for ‘coming home’

    As ever,
    Sarah

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  2. Thank you so much, Boardflak.
    I appreciate you reading my poem.

    Thanks, Dear Sarah.
    Yes a new arrival in the family.
    One of my daughters had her first baby
    after years of waiting and wanting.

    Thanks for your kind words.
    take care,
    Kerri

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  3. Hi Kerri

    It’s wonderful to read your poetry!! what a beautiful work describing the coming of a new life into yours and your daughter’s. I love how you envision this child within the womb and there in its sea, the miracle echoes outward. These lines resonate with such a haunting and tender quality —

    “the water will bring you here.

    Through the open door, a whole new world awaits.
    The spark of newborn stars, wind through the pines,
    a blanket of arms around you all your life”

    In “the spark of newborn stars”, I feel the igniting of his dreams and aspirations, and , for me, “wind through the pines” is breath through the green promise of an emerging life, of knowledge sheltering and enlightening the child about to explore and journey forth.

    So beautifully done,
    Thank you for sharing.

    Take care
    My best always
    Wendy

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