Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day



In her day, Traveler was
as fertile
as Mother Earth,
giving life to
four small voyagers,
who grew like saplings
off her sturdy trunk.

She fed them with laughter
and snippets of moon,
(for wonder),
and soon
they grew beyond her,
reaching for
an infinity of sky.

Now, Traveler
reflects and remembers,
basking in the glory
of their
exuberant
flowering.



Happy Mother's Day,
to the four special beings who
made me 
a Mother

originally written in April 2011, and reposted here for Mother's Day in the Poetry Pantry

33 comments:

  1. Delightful poem and a good looking group there Sherry.

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  2. She fed them with laughter
    and snippets of moon.... oh this is just wonderful sherry.... the best way to feed a child...

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  3. loved the description, how you said it, only you could.

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  4. stopped by to wish you a happy mother's day Sherry!

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  5. Ah.. how wonderful -- snippets on moon .. that sounds so nourishing :-)

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  6. They are lovely trees, m'dear.

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  7. Happy Mother's day Sherry... That's a good lookin' crew, eh!

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  8. awww thats beautiful xx happy mothers day mom!! :D

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  9. So joyous... made me smile. Happy Mother's Day to you, Sherry!

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  10. So beautifully expressed. Happy Mother's Day, Sherry.
    Steve K.

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  11. Happy Mothers Day to you Sherry and thanks for dropping in at Lunch Break

    Much love...

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  12. What a lovely message Sherry ~ Happy Mother's Day to you ~

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  13. I love these lines:

    Now, Traveler
    reflects and remembers,
    basking in the glory
    of their exuberant flowering.

    It is clearly a triumphant ending for not only the poem itself but for you Sherry. It sums up the happy feeling of having kids and being a parent. I don't have kids of my own but I am talking from the eyes of my mom and grandparents. thanks for stopping by my poetry blog. if ever need to return, here's my site address: www.jamztoma.blogspot.com
    Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

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  14. Sherry, I really enjoyed seeing the photos of your kids as children and in recent times. Motherhood is indeed something to celebrate. Hope you had a great day.

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  15. she fed them with laughter and snippets of the moon...that made me smile...i hope you have a most wonderful mothers day sherry...spent mine honoring my mom and my wife...

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  16. Lovely photos and words. Sherry! I am sure they will always remember all that make you special as their mother.

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  17. aww...God bless...love the poem Sherry and the wonderful photos...hope you enjoyed the bliss of this day...

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  18. Happy Mothers Day Sherry.....Lovely photo!

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  19. This was beautiful, Sherry. When I look at my three grown children, I find it hard to believe there were once babes in arms nibbling moon bits. :)

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  20. Lovely! Sweet and beautiful. :-)
    -HA

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  21. Snippets of moon is a wonderful diet!

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  22. Happy Mother's Day Sherry! They would certainly hear you all the time! Great pics too!

    Hank

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  23. no wonder the moon always has a smile. the snippets you fed them were kisses from the moon and lQQk how happy he is. Happy 'dia de madre', mi amiga

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  24. Heart warming write Sherry and lovely pic.. :)

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  25. wonderful mother's day tribute :)

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  26. What a lovely poem! I love seeing your family photos-they look very happy~
    @>------------------

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  27. Loved your take on Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing your children with us.

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  28. I like your poem. So nice to wish your own kids a happy mother's day for their part in the process.
    What great looking kids you produced Sherry, they come from good genes. One can tell.

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  29. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Sherry. We are celebrating Wesak today here in Malaysia so I can wish you Happy Wesak as well.

    Received a grand gift in the post - will be posting about it soon! :-)

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  30. I love the poem and the photos. Great job Mom! Hope your day was wonderful--you deserve it!

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  31. So charming. Many congratulations. K.

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  32. Here at last Sherry!
    Fine proud words - and who wouldn't be proud of your excellent foursome!
    Anna :o]

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