Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mama's Day

I love this picture of my mom and I at the beach. This is what motherhood is all about!

For Mom

"Her voice stretches out to me
like a branch that holds
a quivering leaf
from dropping to a dark landscape.

Remembering times past
the two of us
spilling sweet milky laughter
across a sturdy table.

Two hearts tightly
bound together by faithful glue
Thank you, Mom
for giving me
gentle wings of resilience."

-Linda O'Neill

6 comments:

Rebecca said...
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Rebecca said...

Love that last line!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day.
Becca

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda:

This poem is lovely as is the photo. Did you write this poem?

Kim

Ro Bruhn said...

What a lovely photo Linda and what a beautiful poem
Ro
xo

Clare said...

The photo is so pretty. And your poem is very touching -- I especially love the line "the two of us spilling sweet milky laughter across a sturdy table." Incredible imagery.

Kate said...

A wonderful moment between you and your mum! What a lovely tribute - your poem is beautiful. Mums are special people!