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Night Feed

by Eavan Boland

This is dawn.
Believe me
This is your season, little daughter:
The moment daisies open,
The hour mercurial rainwater
Makes a mirror for sparrows.
It’s time we drowned our sorrows.

I tiptoe in.
I lift you up
Wriggling
In your rosy, zipped sleeper.
Yes this is the hour
For the early bird and me
When finder is keeper.

I crook the bottle.
How you suckle!
This is the best I can be:
Housewife
To this nursery
Where you hold on,
Dear life.

A silt of milk.
The last suck.
And now your eyes are open
Birth-coloured and offended.
Earth wakes.
You go back to sleep.
The feed is ended.

Worms turn.
Stars go in.
Even the moon is losing face.
Poplars stilt for dawn
And we begin
The long fall from grace.
I tuck you in.

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April 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Enchanted Flowers

by Arthur Gregor

She is a flower in the wind.
Her bloom is gone.
The wind must take her petals
one by one.
She brought joys to beholders,
stinging pain to intruders.
Lean stalk of a stem,
the wind once proud of her
now wails in and about her.
The seer cannot see herself.
Dying is the wind’s full grief.

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May 5, 2019 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

Threads

Torill Kove | 2017 | 8 min

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February 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

The Mother of Mother’s Day

FUN FACT

Mother’s Day is a singular possessive because Anna Jarvis intended for the holiday to honor “the best mother who ever lived, yours.”

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May 13, 2018 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

MIRÓ’S HOMAGE TO PICASSO

Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

…Picasso had been an inspiration and mentor to Miró. How did the two men meet? Through their mothers and cake.

Both of Spanish descent, Miró’s mother and Picasso’s mother were friends. Even though Miró greatly admired the older artist, he didn’t seek an introduction until 1920 when Miró was 27 and was going to Paris. Before his trip, he went to Picasso’s mother and asked if there was anything she wanted him to take to her son. She said cake.

Miró made his way to Paris and delivered the cake to the older and already-successful Picasso. Apparently, Picasso appreciated the gesture because he served as a bit of a mentor to Miró, introducing him to art dealers and the art community. They were very different personalities: Miró was more reserved and shied away from public life. Picasso was more extroverted and more of a salesman.

However, they shared a brotherhood rooted deeply in Catalonia and Spain. Both were greatly impacted by the general and dictator Francisco Franco, who came to power during the Spanish Civil War.

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May 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

My Mother Does My Homework

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My Mother Does My Homework
A Funny School Poem for Kids
by Kenn Nesbitt

My mother does my homework.
She thinks it’s loads of fun.
She says that she’s just “helping” me
but, soon enough, it’s done.

We sit down at the dinner table
every single night.
She answers all the questions
and she always gets them right.

And now and then, she’ll tell me
I should go and take my bath.
When I get back, I find she’s done
my science and my math.

You’d think that I’d be overjoyed
to never have to work.
But every time she “helps me out”
I nearly go berserk.

I ask if I can do it, but
she shrugs off my requests.
So all my grades are crummy
since she doesn’t take my tests.

Copyright © 2015 Kenn Nesbitt
All Rights Reserved
From www.poetry4kids.com

March 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Yidishe Mame

RejoiceExcerpt from “Rejoice”: A Yidishe Mame (A Jewish Mother)

December 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Age

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Mary’s five and Bea is three,
Bob is nine, that’s three times Bea.
In four more years I’ll be eleven,
That’s much better than being seven.
Granddad’s sixty I am told,
How many years till I’m that old?
Funny how mum’s age never changes,
She’s been twenty-one for ages!

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August 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Gift for Mama

A wonderful find for Mother’s Day at the local library!

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May 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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