In between touring with Jay-Z and being a full time mom Beyoncé found time in her busy schedule to write a poem. The poem is in honor of her daughter, Blue Ivy. It was was remixed by Pulitzer prize winner Forrest Grander and was featured in CR Fashion Book.
Here’s “Bey the Light”:
It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse.
There’s someone, we all find out soon,
more important than ourselves to lose.
I feel a deep bond with young children –
all those photos in my dressing room –
especially those who’ve been stricken,
Children I’ve met across the years –
they uplift me like pieces of moon,
and guide me, whispering in my ear
I’m turned to spirits, the emotions of others.
And I feel her presence all the time
though I never met my grandmother.
I learned at a very young age,
when I need to tap some extra strength,
to put my persona, Sasha, on stage.
Though we’re different as blue and red,
I’m not afraid to draw from her
in performance, rifts, even in bed.
Read the rest of the poem here.