Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,245 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

How Beautiful Is Woman Full With Child - Poem by Lynn W. Petty

I studied her from far across the room.
Her depth of beauty deepened day by day.
A calm transcendent goodness showing through,
As though her inner source of self were found.

How beautiful is woman full with child.
I rose and gently took her in my arms,
In awe I felt the motion through her side,
The joyous, not so gentle, kick of babe,
A confirmation of our deepest faith.

All life is marked by some event in time,
The miracle of birth, then we were three.
With pride I stared, with humble prayer, gave thanks,
And laid the infant in her cradled arms.
I watched it nursing from her brimming breast;
Sweet drops of nectar running down its chin.
Contented sounds of Mother's cooing words.

The amber lamp's illuminating glow
Had cast the room in tones of warming light.
An aura of resplendence covered them.
They lay, suspended, in a timeless still,
Like statuary in a holy shrine.

Transfixed, an ageless mystery was revealed.
I saw love's purpose in this ancient scene.
Maturity was part of that new birth,
Emerging from the boy, I stood a man.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

To my beloved wife.

Comments about How Beautiful Is Woman Full With Child by Lynn W. Petty

  • Bri Edwards (4/30/2017 2:33:00 PM)


    Lynn has SEVEN POEMS in a series: The Honeymoon, How Beautiful is Woman Full With Child, A Father, My Son, Childhood, Brass Rings, and then….. No Monarch, She..'
    ………………in that order.
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  • Bri Edwards (10/10/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    hey, where is your Honey Moon poem? ? the one with the sexy rhythm! ?

    :) i looked but did not find! so i'm looking for another.
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  • Bri Edwards (6/4/2016 3:20:00 PM)

    a timeless still..... not sure what this means. Hmmmm?

    I wonder how close to your personal experiences and feelings this hits.

    This is too close to being a love poem for me to enjoy much, but, OF COURSE, it is a fine poem.

    Well-written; some readers would be smitten, IF they would just read it!

    I could put it in a showcase to expose a few more readers to it. Yes or no? No pressure!


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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