Poetry Wednesday – February 24, 2010

24 Feb

Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday.  A few years back, she fought very hard for an extra birthday- and one after that, and one after that.  She is a lovely, supportive woman who loves her children more than anything…except for maybe her grandchildren.  You are certainly the heart of our family, Mom.


by Louise Gluck

A child draws the outline of a body.
She draws what she can, but it is white all through,
she cannot fill in what she knows is there.
Within the unsupported line, she knows
that life is missing; she has cut
one background from another.  Like a child
she turns to her mother.
And you draw the heart
against the emptiness she has created.

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3 Responses to “Poetry Wednesday – February 24, 2010”

  1. Molly Sabourin February 24, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Lovely. This warms my spirit as both a mom and a daughter. Happy Birthday to your mother!! Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer.

  2. Kris February 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    So glad your mother is still having birthdays with you! I will be sending this poem to my mother, it is so sweet.

  3. pam and paul kimmel February 25, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    Thank you Jennifer, what a wonderful birthday present!!! I love you.

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