My Poem Tears Of Venus

Tears of Venus

burned and charred feet

pound the surface

that is turned to blackest ash

they leave their traces everywhere

guiding us

tears of venus

falling

wet

the pulling of milk

from my breast

turns us round and round child

flooded,

I was drowning

you rode in on waves of pain

I opened

flowers can not compare

small feet new again

hungry mouth

teacher at my breast

teach me to protect you

you humble me to prayer

god is everywhere

together we send prayers

like little birds

to wash the feet

of the children

of Afghanistan

Jennifer Esperanza 

August 2002

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This poem is about ….

the burning of the witches ~ the struggle of the feminine ~

the power, pain & beauty of birth ~ breastfeeding ~

reincarnation ~ our children are our teachers ~

kindness & prayers to the children of this earth  

family ~ the deep power of love ~

Paz y Amor,

Jennifer Esperanza

woman, rock, baby, nature, breastfeeding, Tears Of Venus, Jennifer Esperanza, B&W, New Mexico

Zia & Mother • Pecos Nm • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Art, Mother, Child, CA, Jennifer Esperanza

Mary & Child • Point Reyes CA • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Mother, Child, Breastfeeding, love, kindness, beauty

~ Lily & Child ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

7 Comments

  • Felecia Ford

    15.08.2013 at 07:30 Reply

    What a beautiful and sacred poem

  • Kara Lin

    15.08.2013 at 07:46 Reply

    Jennifer , Such a beautiful poem your words touch my heart. Thank You~

  • Alexandra Eldridge

    15.08.2013 at 07:55 Reply

    poignant and powerful and beautiful!

  • Jennifer Esperanza

    15.08.2013 at 08:32 Reply

    Love to you Alexandra ~ xox

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