The last three batches have withered,
curdled in the shell.
give hope a chance to incubate;
pulse a steady tapping, tentative scratchling of
egg-tooth to case,
while cell structure solidifies
and bone knits to tendon,
giving her dreams a chance to
Hope there is a successful hatch this time.
ME too! 🙂
Ah that resonates with me. The last batch my chicken was sitting on didn’t work out 😦
😦 Life is certainly full of misfired hopes and dreams – on so many levels, isn’t it?
I especially love those last 3 lines yet again, my friend. You are a master at delivering powerful poetic punch lines.
Wow – thanks. I’m thrilled that you are able to glean so much from what I struggle to express. Thanks Russ!
I don’t have a problem waiting within the Savior’s arms, and hope can’t be weak, but to me, it’s the shell that keeps us exercising faith [struggling within].
It’s the tension between the ‘it is finished’ and ‘I’m not home yet’ that keeps us struggling – hopefully in productive ways. Thanks Debbie!
I loved thinking about the eggs as dreams, growing feathers and flying! Wonderful, Melody! Thank you!
Thanks! We studied eggs in Science in our classroom earlier this year – it wasn’t much of a jump from there. Lots of fodder for the imagination in a classroom….
Sad and hopeful all together–just like life. “Struggling in productive ways”–some days yes, some days I stall out.
Hoo boy – me, too. But if the struggle is there, it means progress – even standing your ground is better than nothing, some days!
Amen to THAT, Sister!! I’ve been in a ditch this week, but as usual–I brought back a souvenir: a fossil, maybe??
🙂 Pleistocene epoch?? hehe
No clue–I defer to your expertise, Mel!
I remember some high-falutin’ words from my Geology days. I used to hate memorizing the geological time scale – so as soon as I hear the word ‘fossil’ my brain glitches. 🙂
My 8th Grade Geology teacher hated me, so I’m lucky to know agate, fissure, anthracite…fossils are cool to look at.
That they are! I am taking my Kindergarten tykes on a trip to the museum to look at fossils – should be fun!
Oh that would be fun–kids that age are all “marvel”, no matter what you show, or tell them!! Wish we could keep that sense of wonder…