Woman Dreaming a Nest

1 September 2013

(Title taken from a piece of art by Rachael Wenona Guy)


a dark delicate rose
backlights
the night-girdled fig
the woman dreaming a nest
is not a girl
 
with each finger of
winter-bare wood she splits the sky
divides a dreaming loses some part
of herself

to children
she has borne them a horizon
a mother’s gift is a kaleidoscope unfolding
the indomitable dream beating heart theatre
small puppets against a shimmering velvet
curtain of night
 
the woman breathes life rose pink
and delicate
and darkness comes

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