The fierce being you would have spring from you
Will yet spring. The life your life trembles to beget
Is waiting in your snowy body curled.
She shall from your eyes drink the honied fire,
And her breath your breath will yet sustain,
Inspiring in her unborn eyes a thousand worlds.
The new-made woman who will step like brightness
Too bright to look at–dances in your likeness
When before the mirror you test your tresses.
This phantom of your future self shall come yet:
And every diamond be her birthright,
And every river flutter like her caress.
Oh little mother frowning brownly so,
Let one small smile be born upon you now.