Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley

VOLUME 1 — NUMBER 1





Your Hands

FOR H.N.

I’d like to rest my lips
on your hands
discretely
and to pray
with simple words
trivial ones
for the immense awe
I feel
when your hands
embrace
the first quickening of life
the first cry
perhaps the first smile
and while your hands
give life
I let two tears, libation,
for the dream, the miracle
and for reality.


Manya Bean

Bio: Manya Bean Ph. D. is a poet, writer and translator, as well as training and supervising analyst at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and the Southern New Jersey Psychoanalytic Institute. She lives and works in New Jersey and Philadelphia.