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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

i

If only she would

cry out. I can hardly bear

her bravery, her moan.

ii

Encouragement or

accusation? The nurse says,

“Come on, push harder.”

iii

A steel suction cap—

the doctor settles it in,

adjusts the vacuum.

iv

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 andrewlansdown.com

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