Mother’s Day #poetry

For a long time
I thought that Mother’s Day
could only be some other’s day
but I was wrong:
I know it’s yours and mine

Every other day
goes by so ordinarily
but this one should be
venerated, and expressed in rhyme

You left me with
so many gifts, you see
an ease, a grace, a natural beauty
a love bestowed unselfishly
this flame which burns within

The rhythm of my life is poetry
in times of deepest pain, or deepest joy
the golden thread flowing from you to me
the umbilical chorded eternally,
the bond, unbreakable, which still remains.

Happy Mother’s Day 2022

A Poem for My Mother

Please note, I am taking a much-needed break this weekend, so will be unable to respond to comments etc. until Monday.

Thank you for reading!

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  1. A poignant poem, Ingrid, and lovely family photos. I didn’t realize it was Mother’s Day (ours is in May). I imagine this has often been a bittersweet day for you. I hope you have a relaxing weekend. Hugs! 💙🌸

    1. PS, do drop me an email if you want help with your book…can’t get into that post very easily from my phone, been on me hols 😅

      1. Thank you. I am teaching myself to use Kindle Create but if I get stuck, I will take you up on your kind offer.

  2. Happy ‘Mothers Day’ Ingrid .. a truly tremendous tribute poem … her flame shall to continue to burn within you, and through your exceptionally talented writing ..
    “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
    Leonard Cohen

  3. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Ingrid. That’s what I want to say to you because I celebrate the wonderful person I know you are. That can only come to you as an extension of someone else: someone who showed you the way, planted the seed. She lives in you. Know that.
    Happy Mother’s Day, dear friend. Don’t worry about responding to me. I’m always mesmerized by you. I feel you in your poetry. xoxo.

  4. I’m soooo happy you are taking a break Ingrid and I don’t have to pick you up from rehab! Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing mom. Benji and Ollie have better have showered you will love today!
    Lovely poem and tribute to your mum! 💖💖🌻

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