Thursday, May 08, 2008
Sculpture by David Wright
Edgewood Orchards Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Thanks to my children and grandchildren for this moment and 10,000 others; for the joy they have brought me; and for bestowing upon me the title of mother and grandmother...
Happy Mother's Day to all, wherever you may be...
miss you, Mom...
for David and Grace
There are moments of grace
in everyone's life--some of them
enormous--some of them small.
Occasionally we know at the time,
often not and, mostly, it will take
the rest of our lives to realize
how blessed we were...
Grace, tall on my son's shoulders,
me, small beside them, watching
from the bank of a pond
hundreds of geese returning
to their roost, the prairie night
a blaze of purple and orange.
The baby points with delight, calling
bird, bird in the clear bell of her voice,
thrilled at the flocks winging in
from every corner of the sky...
this moment--her name...