Welcome to Saturday’s Poem of the Week. Each week, Bill Cook of Poetry Matters and I (Talon) take turns highlighting one of the poems from Monday’s Potluck Poetry. I hope everyone enjoyed reading all the amazing poetry this week as much as I did.
This week I chose a poem by Julie Jordan Scott, “Growing, Leaving, Arriving”
Growing, Leaving, Arriving
felt you in my womb: a salty
cradle to more than my children
I know for you still rumble sometimes
I feel your spirit kicking from
inside my walls, messages
of cycles of healing of
growing of leaving of arriving
ancient travelers leave their
hats on the racks by the entry way
exchanging light for darkness
the leap from the cliffs above
into the home of the sea lions
cavorting below I welcome
the fog the sunset the light mist
the unseeing clarity that comes
and goes with the tides, in and out
and large and mottled against my skin
we greet each other once again
by Julie Jordan Scott
Thank you, Julie, for sharing your fine work with Poetry Potluck! Julie says on her blog that this poem was borne from the poetic prompt posted and what a beautiful birth it is. The use of language, the imagery, the cycles of life are so gorgeously portrayed. It’s the type of poem that transports me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
To read more of Julie’s fine writing please visit her blog Poetry from Julie Jordan Scott.
Please join us for Monday’s Poetry Potluck by linking a poem and reading and enjoying all the great work. The McLinky will we be up on Sunday at 8 pm (CST) and will stay open until Wednesday 8 am (CST). The theme for week 6 will be the seven sins. Hope that inspires you to write some fabulous poetry!