12-14 weeks conceived



developing young one


photo by Lennart Nilsson

learns comfort of thumb

inside warm, watery world,

of safe and secret sanctuary


tiny ears tuned to listen

to thrum of momma’s heartbeat,

fetal heart swishes double-time

in syncopated love song


ineffable miracle of life,

daddy anticipates the birth

by considering unique name,

for precious persona.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 13:15:56

    🙂 Being born is amazing, Lynn. You nice poem caused me to wonder if the young one’s missed the rhythms of their mothers’ heart beats.


  2. Justin Lamb
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 14:38:27

    You captured an amazing thing in this poem. Nicely done.


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 09:11:27

    They are developing a persona early on.. (is that one of Lennart Nilsson’s pictures?)


    • lynn__
      Jan 27, 2015 @ 12:16:47

      Yes, it is, Bjorn…a Swedish photographer whose photos appeared in LIFE mag in 1965. I found the photo on another site but will add his credit. Glad you asked!


  4. wolfsrosebud
    Jan 21, 2015 @ 12:34:55

    no doubt when life starts


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