“the childless woman”

Written for:  Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #13, “to the dolls” by Ransetsu

“the childless woman,
how tender she is
to the dolls!”

© Ransetsu (Tr. Blyth)

She pulls back, afraid

New mother offers baby

Too fragile to hold

   © Sara McNulty



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to “the childless woman”

  1. This is an excellent haiku for the prompt – the fragile sense is an echo


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