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September 22, 2010

I have been in a poetry mindset lately, craving to read it and create it.  I happily stumbled on this lovely haiku written from dad’s perspective and the author has graciously given us permission to share it with you.  Enjoy.

Birth Haiku


If only she would

cry out. I can hardly bear

her bravery, her moan.


Encouragement or

accusation? The nurse says,

“Come on, push harder.”


A steel suction cap—

the doctor settles it in,

adjusts the vacuum.


The back of his head,

misshapen—a Turkish fez.

“He’s fine,” the doc says.

© Andrew Lansdown

First published in Quadrant magazine. See more of Andrew’s poems on his website

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