Day 11 NaPoWriMo… Tanka : New Birth

Day 11 NaPoWriMo : Today’s prompt is write a Tanka , ( poem of five lines or five line stanza working on syllables, with the pattern being 5-7-5-7-7.) I dug into my own memories for these three Tanka on new life. 

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New Birth

Pain,such awful pain

Silence broken by a cry

Gut wrenching raw fear

A weak  cry such joy to hear

Awaited  child at long last here.

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Silence what is wrong

Should he be blue, panicked ask

heaving, oxygen mask

Glass case wires and tubes please God

Keep him safe we love him

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Bright sun but cold wind

Snug in a multicoloured shawl

Proud smile hides the nerves

Safely homeward bound at last

Into the future, not lost.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bernice
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 19:36:25

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  2. I HAVE A VOICE
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 00:55:58

    beautiful beautiful beautiful !

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  3. davebarclay1954
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 01:53:20

    Wow, terrific poems, I enjoyed reading them but was it painful remembering the first of them?

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    • willowdot21
      Apr 12, 2013 @ 08:03:53

      I am pleased that you liked the Tanka, all three refer to the birth of our eldest son. Yes it was painful and very frightening. Thankfully a memory of nearly forty years ago. 😉 xx

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      • davebarclay1954
        Apr 12, 2013 @ 09:37:33

        From that I take it he is still around and almost 40, my eldest is 39 in August and I thank the heavens nothing went wrong with her birth.

      • willowdot21
        Apr 12, 2013 @ 10:33:54

        Yes he is alive and kicking and the eldest of two more brothers he will be 40yrs soon. He had hard start but he is fine. I am so glad to hear your daughter is fine and well too and that she had a normal birth….whatever normal is best wishes to you all.

  4. jessicanix
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:51:07

    How frightening! You wrote this beautifully, it really sucks you in!

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  5. jessicanix
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:22:52

    Glad to hear it 🙂

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  6. penpusherpen
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 13:06:24

    such a painful and worrying experience, Told so well, Sweet Willow, and one which many new mothers must dread… hugs aplenty my friend. xPenx

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