Thursday, July 21, 2011
For a Daughter who leaves
A woman weaves
her daughter's wedding
slippers that will carry
her steps into a new life.
The mother weeps alone
into her jeweled sewing box
slips red thread
around its spool,
the same she used to stitch
her daughter's first silk jacket
embroidered with turtles
that would bring luck, long life.
She remembers all the steps
taken by her daughter's
unbound quick feet:
dancing on the stones
of the yard among yellow
butterflies and white breasted sparrows.
And she grew, legs strong
body long, mind
Now she captures all eyes
with her hair combed smooth
and her hips gently
swaying like bamboo.
spins her thread
from the spool of her heart,
knotted to her daughter's
Lagt inn av Felisol kl. 5:19 am
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Beautiful Felisol. This poem moved my heart.
Your daughter is beautiful, and her photographer is superb.
The poem is so beautiful, it catches my 'mother' heart as well. Serina is a beauty, no doubt about it. I almost feel like she is one of 'my kids'!!! :)
P.S... your recent comments on my page made me laugh out loud. That sweet tooth is mine also, my mother had one too. I fight it all the time, and the reason I am fighting so hard right now, is because I DIDN'T fight very hard for the last few years!! :(
I agree...your daughter is beautiful.. My daughter and only child will be getting married next year..where did the time go...The next stage of live where the we are so much more aware of time passing like the seasons in my yard...Michelle
Beautiful photo of Serina and the poem is pure enchantment. It tugged hard at this mother's heart.
This poem uncovers a mother 's love and longing for her daughter.
Oh you must miss Serina so much Felisol. She is your precious jewel. She looks so pretty in your photo.
I just heard about the big explosion in Oslo, just a few minutes ago as we were watching the news. Worried about you all and your frinds,.Trust you all are well, God may prevent men from carrying out their evil acts.
The phot and th e poem both speak of your heart and love for Serina. She is you r precious jewel. A mother 's bond with her daughter is th e strngest.
A few minutes ago we heard about the explosion in Oslo. We are concerned about your safety and well being. May God prevent evil men dfrom carrying out these acts
What a beautiful...daughter....photo...poem...you are blessed
praying for your dear country my dear felisol..love terry
Just heard about the terrible bombing and shootings in Oslo. I am so sorry for your nation. This must be so upsetting. I care.
i love the pics you post of your Serina ... what a blessing ...
on another note - tragic note - i was so sorry to hear of the terrorist attacks in Norway ... how very very sad ...
This Mirikitani poem is one of the nicest tributes to a daughter by an emotional mother that I've read.
And what a beautiful work of God's Creation is your daughter...and the photo!
Your daughter is a beauty. Like the sepia tone. Here's hoping you and your family are all safe.
that is a cool poem and picture
hope y'all are safe
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