Blue Baby – Poetry by Barbara Leonhard

(in response to Woman Holding a Balance, Johannes Vermeer, 1664) Mother of Pearl,amorphous, warm sea.Bearer of good tidings?Protection, purity,a polished life? She carefully weighs the odds –not just boy or girl, but survivalin a diseased world bereftof love, bereaved of loss. He strays and returns with gemsto soothe salty stares.Strings of silky pearlsdrape as lingerie, … Continue reading Blue Baby – Poetry by Barbara Leonhard