Wednesday, January 20, 2010

unpacking boxes



unpacking boxes

a packet of love letters

memories revealed


once upon a time

refrigerator poems

took away the chill


children's arts & crafts

in various media

motherhood recalled


passport to my youth

did I really look like that

before age set in



8 comments:

Devika said...

Memories
packing them for a trip
of no return


his love note
on the refrigerator
"i'll be late today"

But yours reminded me of William Carlos Williams ---This is Just to Say:

[I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold]


school children
in brown sweaters -
like sugar on a plum*

(*from "Brown Girl in the ring" song)


Age eight:
my eyes so big and wide
chin so thin


was just in a mood, Janet :))

Nice set, yours :)

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

William Carlos Williams!!! I have always liked that one. "they were so sweet and so cold"

When my kids were young, we had magnetic refrigerator poetry- a box of words that could be arranged endlessly. I found a page of some of our favorites transcribed by my young daughter. Across the top of the page in her little girl handwriting it said "A mother's love RULES!"

Thanks for sharing Devika :-)

Devika said...

thanks to you too, Janet :)

Mothering isn't an easy task; God spared me :)

wishes,
devika

Devika said...

oh well, as of now, I must add :)

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

not easy, but most rewarding:-)

Devika said...

Yes, thats my interest in children, the smaller ones...i have a kind of play school running during vacation...one to two hours, where we spent time reading/telling stories, poems...painting...its fun, and then you can mould them -- its rewarding, definitely :)

The older - i teach physics and maths -- just the subject, its like exam oriented help...even thats satisfying :)

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

If you can help teach children to love learning...that's as important as parenting.

Devika said...

Yes, loving to learn and learning to love are my focus....and they too love it....come running to me, and i feel God's blessings then, to say the least :)

wishes,
devika

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