Tender Attention

Date added: 29/05/2020



Mother’s head is
lightly inclined;
baby’s body is
safe and special,
sound and secure,
encircled, enfolded,
enwrapped, embraced:
welcome wonderful world.


© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).

First published on Fulcrum December 2008, also on Spiritual Journeys and based on a sculpture I bought in the Dom Kerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, by an unknown sculptor.