12/4/12

mother and daughter.

us

us 2

Today, while Jonas was in school, Joshua had a date with my mom. A date in the kitchen rolling out dough, listening to Christmas music and decorating cookies. These two have a bond, and it's certainly something special. While they stirred and sprinkled away Jess and I had our own escapade, a sporadic trip to Cleveland.

Our day was filled with books store adventures, wandering in shops and eying some spectacular artwork in galleries. Have you ever tried to explain a Chihuly piece to a two year old? It makes for interesting conversation. And of course, any trip to Cleveland (Beachwood area) isn't complete without stopping for Burgers at the B Spot, cruising through Anthroplogie and stocking up on groceries at Trader Joes.

As I typed the title of today's post my mind started to wander, as it often does. I was once asked about the poems that I write here. I actually produce very little poetry. Poems take time and editing. Something I don't have much of these days. But I'm trying to find that time. I suppose what I do here is more brainstorm and free write. Sometimes these words make their way into poems, sometimes they find their home here.

Some thoughts on the title of mother and daughter:

earlier today
i dressed, tossed my hair into a bun
searched for shoes
something i can never find.
they used to be in the shoe bin,
but today it was empty.

earlier today
i thought of our outing
there was a time
when i tossed strollers in cars
large, oddly shaped creations
i don't even use ours,
i have three in my garage.
parked where my car should sleep.

i love wearing my daughter,
holding her on my hip
wrapping her close to my heart.

earlier today
i reached into the drawer
pulled out an old baby carrier
a simple cloth
worn with stains and memories.
would it still hold her
i remembered the last time my daughter
was wrapped next to me.
a long walk on the beach
mist gently touching our faces
laughter mixed with love.

earlier today
i wanted to travel back
to that time where ocean waves
surrounded our stillness
where mother and daughter
walked as one.

as i wrapped my daughter today
i held her a little closer
a little tighter
would this be the last time
to wrap her next to me?

8 comments:

  1. well that was darling.. as are you two! Such a beautiful picture of you two peas in a pod - that top pic. Sounds like a fun day!
    xx
    mel
    needle and nest

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  2. Love your writing :) Great moment is time = great memories.

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  3. So much sweetness here...I have these thoughts often and I love how you're able to put them in words so lovely.

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  4. You two are seriously twins. Pretty, pretty twins!

    And the poem was beautiful. Oh, I just love poetry!

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  5. Such beautiful words for your sweet, little girl x

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  6. Oh, I love the tenderness of your words. Making room in our lives for sweet poetry allows our souls to breathe, doesn't it? By the way, you look so alike!! Precious.

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  7. You both are so beautiful.. just as beautiful as this post and the poem. Sounds like a great day.

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