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Posted by: Tina Blaker (62.254.173.---)
Date: February 25, 2004 10:39AM

Anyone know any poems about pregnancy? For a pupil doing drama.

Re: Pregnancy
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: February 25, 2004 12:49PM

Tina go here:

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Re: Pregnancy
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: February 25, 2004 05:21PM

Here's one we discussed onhere
by Sylvia Plath

I'm a riddle in nine syllables.
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off

Re: Pregnancy
Posted by: IanB (
Date: February 27, 2004 06:01PM

'Woman to Man' by the late Judith Wright (Australia)

The eyeless labourer in the night,
the selfless, shapeless seed I hold,
builds for its resurrection day -
silent and swift and deep from sight
forsees the unimagined light.

This is no child with a child's face;
this has no name to name it by;
yet you and I have known it well.
This is our hunter and our chase,
the third who lay in our embrace.

This is the strength that your arm knows,
the arc of flesh that is my breast,
the precise crystals of our eyes.
This is the blood's wild tree that grows
the intricate and folded rose.

This is the maker and the made;
this is the question and reply;
the blind head butting at the dark,
the blaze of light along the blade.
Oh hold me, for I am afraid.

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