The death of one's mother is like no other. We come into this world through this woman's body - there can be no closer tie than that. Nor could a loss leave us more bereft.Your poem brings me to tears, especially the final image of the flightless bird.
Sorrow cannot be better expressed than this... Tears are coming here as well.
Succinctly nailed, though the nightingale sings on because of the nail. There's is an eloquence and rightness even in writing about not being able to write. A next draft. The door swings open in reverse, too. Anyhoo ... sorry for your loss.
For now. Only for now, high flyer. You were born to sing, and will again.
The best thing about feathers is that they grow back, and the new ones are always stronger, glossier and ready for the next wind. Hoping the new year lifts you up again, and thanks for the gift of your poetry.
I do agree with Fireblossom!! Hope you have a very Happy New Year, MZ! Look forward to reading more of your wise and beautiful words in the new year!
Such sadness.I still go to the phone sometimes to call Mom.May your year be a blessed one.
Beautiful. Sad. You may not be singing but you've not lost your voice.
Wallowing in sorrows isn't a very healthy thing to do, but writing poetry about those sorrows certainly can help relieve some of that stress. I know that I tend to wallow into my journal all the time. Hopefully the new year brings more joy than sorrow.
Amazing concision. Love the first line, how it all falls from that.
I was thinking the same as Shay - you will fly and sing again. But right now your wings are broken with loss and pain. Such beautiful writing, Kelli. So moving.
Ouch. Ouch. So much love lost, so much self asleep. Wake, wake, I hear her teaching me again.
exquisite in its sadness.♥
you, MZ, are a calligrapher poet - painting in just a few strokes an entire landscape, riven with depth and shadow. i am sorry to be so late reading (work when it's there) and am grateful for having the chance to read this, sorrowful though it may be. best wishes for the new year ~
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