Friday, May 08, 2009

A priceless gift for Mom...


Do you have your Mother's Day gift all wrapped and ready to deliver? Or maybe you're still in the planning stages? Here's an idea...

"This year you could celebrate Mother's Day with more than a card, bouquet of flowers or restaurant dinner. You could write a poem to or about your mother—or memorialize motherhood by expressing how it feels to be a mother.

Below are four kinds of poetry that lend themselves to poems for or about mothers. I have suggested prompts or strategies to help you write them. Hopefully you'll come away with a Mother's Day poem (or poems) that is both universal—because everyone has some experience with mothers—and unique—because the relationship with this special person is a bond like no other..."

Read all of "Poems for Mom"

2 comments:

Lilly Jones said...

Hello Violet,
I enjoyed that. Extremely informative and I will try some of them out, particularly the sequence poetry. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers' Day.

- LJ

violet said...

I read the poem on your blog, Lilly. Don't know if my second comment with the link to a sequence poem worked (I posted but then it disappeared). To guard against putting it up twice, I'll put it here. It's a sequence by Wendell Berry called "Testament."

Notice how it's a collection of complete poems. Even the styles are different. Each poem in the sequence is numbered.

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