by Kathryn Kay
Five days God worked
to make this world
the very best that He'd created--
and then He sat with brow all furled,
the whole thing seemed so complicated.
"I'll have to have some help, somehow,
in passing on this life to others"--
The answer came. He smoothed His brow
and on the sixth day He made mothers,
and babies were. And life went on--
maternity was deep invested
in woman's heart--God's cares were gone--
and on the seventh day He rested.
(With Tongue in Cheek Â© 1938, reprinted with permission)
About the poet:
LDS poetess Kathryn Kay (Kathryn Worsley Pratt) was a popular radio announcer on the KFI radio show Midnight Frolic out of Los Angeles, California, a forerunner of today's late night television broadcasts, from 1927 to 1930. She was also Associate Editor of "Parade" magazine before it became a Sunday supplement.
Kathryn began writing poetry at age 10 and has had three major poetry books published. Kathryn died in February 2005, but a new book of her poetry has been published with the title Goldfish Privacy and is available wherever LDS books are sold or on the Sheralynn Pratt website.