Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Who Put the Honey in Your Heart?"

Who put the honey in your heart? — from Storycatcher by Christina Baldwin.

Our writing group assignment last month was to ponder and write about Christina's wonderful question. This is what I came up with:



My heart waited for the honey,
hopeful , like a wounded womb healing, preparing for an embryo;
or a robin’s nest slowly, patiently, twig by twig
being readied for new life to crack open
and fly

The honeycomb of my heart held cells empty and waiting,
or filled with debris and detritus of life

But the cells held strong, patient

And when the time was right --
the debris swept away
the hive heart clean and purified --

The swarm arrived
bringing pollen and nectar from many fields
rich with music, laughter, friends and lovers,
sisters now close and loving,
gardens, oaks and cedar trees

And there, finally,
with work and persistence
with care and attention:

Honey

golden
thick
sweet and sticky
viscous
warm
glowing
slow
transparent
sensual

Nourishing


3 comments:

SmallWorld said...

LOVE it! These lines are particularly wonderful:
My heart waited for the honey,
hopeful , like a wounded womb healing, preparing for an embryo;
or a robin’s nest slowly, patiently, twig by twig
being readied for new life to crack open
and fly

The honeycomb of my heart held cells empty and waiting,
or filled with debris and detritus of life

Beautiful use of language!
SmallWorld

Amy Jo said...

Terri,

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love your writing...your words make beautiful pictures in the mind :)

Amy

Sande said...

Amazing how words can conjure up feelings.

btw, a writers group. How special is that.