Emergence

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Emergence,

resurgence,

umbilical stretch,

ascending,

unbending,

her labour pains’ catch.

Downy Newborn

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Downy newborn

emerging

into daylight,

filling virgin lungs,

squirming and wriggling

and creating

a

mother.

Of Birth and Death

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Window to another world

where Narnia is freed at last,

where what the winter wind has hurled

can settle into Ice Age past.

Death to one sounds living knell,

 swan song’s notes to bury snow;

 Spring arises from its shell

as Winter sinks to grave below.

The Birth

Autumn sky, in advanced stages of labour,

struggles, pants;

ripe with womb’s distension,

she moans,

pacing,

her anxiety and pain

threatening to overwhelm.

She has forgotten to breathe.

Between contractions,

she recalls her training;

sudden intake of lungs delivers

North Wind fury.

Together,

they bring forth a son,

and name him

Snow…

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The sky, pregnant with snow, was surly and strange and wonderful all day today.  I could only capture the smallest portion of its wild beauty…