Now That I Am Forever With Child, by Audre Lorde
How the days went
while you were blooming within me
I remember each upon each--
the swelling changed planes of my body
and how you first fluttered, then jumped
and I thought it was my heart.
How the days wound down
and the turning of winter
I recall, with you growing heavy
against the wind. I thought
now her hands
are formed, and her hair
has started to curl
now her teeth are done
now she sneezes.
Then the seed opened
I bore you one morning just before spring
My head rang like a fiery piston
my legs were towers between which
A new world was passing.
I can only distinguish
one thread within running hours
You, flowing through selves
This is my gift from my Husband. We were at Ross Dress for Less last night, and saw this painting. We've never bought art before (weird huh?). We saw this and it was just HOME for us. We had to get it. It hangs in my kitchen, not crooked like it looks in the picture, and it is just beautiful.