Saturday, April 04, 2009

NaPoWriMo 3

A Mother’s Tale

I tell my son
that the best poems
are written in the sand
and washed away with the tide.
I say, the moon controls the waves,
uses the wind to rake the shore.
It is an open invitation to fill
the world with words
because like seashells
you can never have too many.
I tell him to wade into the water.
Start a conversation with
the tiniest grain on the beach,
the one that catches his eye with its glint.
It will tell him everything he needs to know
about this moment, about how to stay in it
a little longer. It will tell him how to be,
for an instant, the thing he most wants
to become.


Catherine said...

I love this one!

January said...

Thanks Catherine!

Linda said...

Oh, I really love this one. I have two sons myself so your poem really spoke to me. Great job!

maureenpoetryblog said...

beautiful and sweet. tender, too. very nice!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

January, I don't come by often enough! I *heart* you.

chicklegirl said...

I loved this; it gave me goosebumps. I've got a boy and I know the feeling of wanting to give him the moon and everything else.


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