Poetry: Bearing the Light

A Poem for Gentle Things

Holly Lyn Walrath
The Junction
Published in
Jul 19, 2021


Image Courtesy Ithalu Dominguez

Bearing the Light

White-tendriled weed
in bloom, cotton shrouds
a hundred of your hearts
each one a white world
sweet, unruly, unknowable.
A universe girdled within
your boll heart, your offspring
new galaxies of life
bearing the light.



Holly Lyn Walrath
The Junction

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!