Friday, May 21, 2010

Poetry Friday and Published

I had a short article accepted over at Inspired Mother Magazine. My thanks to editor Jennifer Hogan Redmond who has done a wonderful job with this online magazine. So stop over and read my article, Letting Go, then stay and browse for a while.

Since I'm on the topic of mothering this week, here are two poems from Ruth Bell Graham.

Oh, time! be slow!
it was a dawn ago
I was a child
dreaming of being grown;
a noon ago
I was
with children of my own;
and now
it's afternoon
--and late--
and they are grown
and gone.
Time, wait!

May she have daughters
of her own
to care
when she is old
and I am gone.
I should have loved
to care for her once more
as I did then
long years before.
I was a mother young
and she--my child.
Caring was joy. So when
she is old and I am There,
may she have daughters
of her own
to care.

More poetry Friday poems at Laura Salas' Writing the World for Kids.


  1. Dori,

    What lovely poems and all too true!

    Laura Evans
    all things poetry

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed them, Laura. I have four children grown and gone, so those poems do touch my heart.