movement of life


salmon flash upstream

an urgency to breed

eggs float underwater


seed coat splits open

sprout pierces into light

leaf nodes bulge green


ripe chrysalis rips gentlyIMG_5294

wet monarch emerges

stretches sticky wings


moment of conception

multiple cell divisions

quickening in her womb


strong uterine contractions

now little hooves appear

cow licks fresh calf


mare wickers softly

new foal stands wobbly

searching for teat


chubby babe rolls over

sits up with support

takes first steps to daddy



Linking to dVerse poetics where Amaya invites us to write about movement…

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gospel Isosceles
    Jul 29, 2019 @ 13:01:09

    And the beat goes on. I love how you tied together the everyday expressions of life across creatures. Expressions so intrinsic to our nature but those of which I never tire of witnessing. Nor does our loving God.


  2. Grace
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 16:37:31

    The beginnings of life…a treasure to watch them take that first breath and step.


  3. msjadeli
    Jul 25, 2019 @ 00:07:20

    the transformative cycle of life is a wonderful focus for a poem


  4. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 19:31:07

    I like how everything and everyone takes their first steps.


  5. robtkistner
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 19:03:17

    Many beginnings begin brutally LYNN, but may beauty always win out eventually.


  6. Tranature - quiet moments in nature
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 17:41:28

    A beautiful sequence Lynn, I love all the different movements, especially those first baby steps 🙂💖 xxx


  7. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 16:41:52

    Your words are magical, the message clear; your short tercets seem to be a form, but the syllable count varies, so I wonder a bit. I enjoyed the poem regardless.


  8. rothpoetry
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 15:27:04

    The movements in nature are wonderful as you have shown so well!


  9. long4h2o
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 08:29:53

    May I add:

    creature becomes aware
    responds to love given
    Creator smiles


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