February 22, 2024 6:24 am

PRAYER: Poetry, by Kathleen Jamie

PRAYER

jamie.1.1.1Our baby’s heart, on the sixteen-week scan, was a fluttering bird, held in cupped hands. I thought of St Kevin, hands opened in prayer, and a bird of the hedgerow nesting there, and how he’d borne it, until the young had flown, and I prayed: this new heart must outlive my own.

(Kathleen Jamie)

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