Friday, 28 March 2014

Young Bulgarian Woman



Head-scarved and pensive, it might just be
That she’s on her way to a neighbour’s house.
There’s been word in the village, perhaps,
And these first few cautious days have passed.

“New-born, he’s already lifting suns.
In our hearts, we’ll see love planted.
Knowing now that, after times
Of beginning, growing, waiting,
Life’s tenacity endures,
All we can say is ‘welcome’.”

With that, perhaps, she’ll move on
To promises affirmed across the generations.

Sunday 30 March is Mother's Day in Britain (Bulgaria's was on International Women's Day: see the post for 8 March below).

Image: Marina Shiderova; text: Tom Phillips 

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