Ode To A Nestling

A poem from my collection ‘Songs of Motherhood’

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
Apr 16, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Zach Lucero on Unsplash

Little one,
do not grow up too much,
do not please get over
the need for my touch,
do not, pray, outgrow
the home in my arms...

My baby,
the world outside feeds
on your ephemeral fears,
yet, do not cling
forever onto me,
lest I feed you my fears...

My nestling,
please never cease needing
to wrap your fingers
around my drying palm,
your subtle wings over
my aching, aging heart...

My daughter,
fear not to light up
with that wondrous smile,
for, in the darkest hours,
I would want to find
my way through you...

© Sana Rose 2020

Written on January 5th, 2015, when my baby girl was 4 months old. As a new mother, I had a really long and desperate break from writing. And then one day, I knew just what I had to write to break through it. I began a series of poems titled Songs of Motherhood in which I poured out everything that made me a mother. This poem is the first in the series and a dozen have followed it so far.

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Sana Rose

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Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

Writer Mom

A publication of Jewel Eliese, Writer and Writer Moms Inc. Made for moms who write to share their talents of the written word. Fiction, poetry, and articles.

Sana Rose

Written by

Sana Rose

Author, Poet, Physician, Mental Health Counsellor, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

Writer Mom

A publication of Jewel Eliese, Writer and Writer Moms Inc. Made for moms who write to share their talents of the written word. Fiction, poetry, and articles.

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