Word in utero

Foot on bladder;
fist at rib;
each twist arrests
her breath that now attests
the movement of Word to womb to world.

What did her womb know
of the Love it cradled? Did the
placenta cheer to hear the first utterance of
the divine Word in water? Did her
spine divine the Spirit wafting hope
over primordial waters?

Word in utero;
God so loving world,
God so loving womb;
God so loving the mother of God – Theotokos – first
to know that to hear the word is to bear Love.

4 thoughts on “Word in utero

  1. shoreacres says:

    That’s the way to do it! “Word made flesh” is a phrase so easily used, and so often devoid of fleshiness. “Incarnation” is an abstraction, a theological catetory, after all. It’s no wonder the world gets offended when it gets a glimpse of what the word really is pointing to.

    One of your best, for sure.

  2. I love this. Thanks for sharing it. Word to womb to world. Beautiful and playful and profound, all three.

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