Guest Post: If Doctrine and Covenants 130 is True

Guest post by Inquiring Mind, who is a speech-language pathologist by profession and a harp teacher by passion. She has a heart full of faith, a head full of ideas, a basket full of laundry, a family full of feelings, and a nightstand full of books.

I wrote this poem weeks before the birth of my 3rd child–an event that brought simultaneous feelings of joy and trepidation.

Artwork Cred: “Mama” by Shar Tuiasoa. Visit
Used with generous permission by the artist

If Doctrine & Covenants 130 is True

Then the Mother has a body
of flesh and bones
as tangible as man’s
or the son of Man’s.

As tangible as the life
She gives each of us:
sustained by Her blood
nourished by Her milk
surrounded by
living, rushing waters.
Her heartbeat’s melody
the most familiar of sounds.

The miracle of God in us
made possible by our first
dwelling in Her.

This post is part of a series, Contemplating Heavenly Mother. Find more from this series here.

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5 Responses

  1. Bryn Brody says:

    This touched me in ways I hadn’t expected. Thank you for a beautiful, healing poem.

  2. Katie Rich says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this poem.

  3. Katie Rich says:

    And also, thank you Shar Tuiasoa for sharing this art!

  4. Heather says:

    This poem is truly beautiful. I love the reminder of Mother God as flesh and blood and milk. Thank you.

  5. ElleK says:

    It automatically gender switched in my mind to be “as tangible as woman’s,” which is a poignant reminder to me of the female-shaped void in the D&C.

    Such a powerful, lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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