Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

B, Baby, B

When no one quite knows yet
that you are here, 
a baby bump
in the overall scheme of 
everyday life,
riding to infinity,
possibilities streaming
like that dimple in Beethoven's ear,
glorious music
bopping, bursting forth,
bringing hope
with your first flutter.
That's when
I believe, baby. 

Leda at almost 2 (February 2014)
I'm a grandmother and just now I've learned that little Leda Rose will have a baby sister or a baby brother, a few days after Halloween. I say, "Trick or treat!"

And on we go with the A to Z Challenge. Read what those other 2,000 plus bloggers are writing here.  Note: That gorgeous letter "B" is the work of Jeremy Hawkins.


  1. Ah, how lovely, a new grandchild!

    1. Thank you. And I'm fortunate to be a part of their lives.

  2. Congratulations, Beth, on the new grandbaby! I love your spin on the baby prompt!

  3. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Nice poem! And new babies are wonderful. Best of luck to the family and to you in your self-publishing venture! I'm going to look up your book. Scotland is one of my favorite places on Earth.

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Lori. Scotland is one of my favorite places as well, especially northern Scotland.

  4. Glad you decided to take the A to Z challenge! I look forward to more of your poetry. And congratulations on the new grandchild!

    1. Thank you, Christine. I think poetry is the neatest way to dive into images and impressions. Look forward to seeing your work on A to Z.

  5. Beth, I'm so glad to run into you through this challenge. I love your poem, and congratulations on the new grandbaby coming. I'm a grandma too and I love it. I'm glad to follow your blog.