“Maternity services must stay local, says birth trauma mum” (Robert D. Wilson)

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giving birth…
the spent look in
her face
sowing stars from
a far away field

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Headlines:

“Maternity services must stay local, says birth trauma mum” (Western Telegraph)

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Laurence stacey

    This is an excellent poem! The pivot here works beautifully.

  2. robert d. wilson

    I wrote the tanka but I never said what is in the parenthesis:

    “Maternity services must stay local, says birth trauma mum” (Robert D. Wilson)
    March 14th, 2011
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  3. Dick Whyte

    Hey Robert-

    I hope that the pairing did not offend in any way. Please let me know if you would rather I looked for a different article.

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