Such Tenderness Poem by Michael Burch

Such Tenderness



Such Tenderness
by Michael R. Burch

for the mothers of Gaza

There was, in your touch, such tenderness—as
only the dove on her mildest day has,
when she shelters downed fledglings beneath a warm wing
and coos to them softly, unable to sing.

What songs long forgotten occur to you now—
a babe at each breast? What terrible vow
ripped from your throat like the thunder that day
can never hold severing lightnings at bay?

Time taught you tenderness—time, oh, and love.
But love in the end is seldom enough...
and time? —insufficient to life's brief task.
I can only admire, unable to ask—

what is the source, whence comes the desire
of a woman to love as no God may require?

Keywords/Tags: Gaza, mother, mothers, mother and child, mother daughter, mother land, touch, compassion, tenderness, dove, shelter, wing, coos, sings, baby, babies, children, fledglings, love, god

Friday, August 30, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: children,compassion,god,love,mother,mother and child ,mother daughter,mother land,touch,baby
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