Bird word mother

For the dverse prompt.

There is the desk and the words
that clip clop, a trotting horse
(blue probably),
on a paper trail of stories and I seated,
creator or transmitter, who knows?
Wrapped in silence and the swaying of trees,
I pour out the trop-plein of images, sailboats into
green and blue seas beyond the window

~lapping shores where a hundred birds call~

is where I walk, leaving footprints
for those who choose to look,
a mother with a hundred worries muttering,
yet catching clouds and stars,
drifting where the wind blows,
and at her heels a tall dog, a cat sometimes,
and in her head, hands, heart, blood,
the one who understands it all, always.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

40 thoughts on “Bird word mother”

  1. This is so visually enticing, Jane! 💝 I admire the lilt in the verses and the lines;

    “for those who choose to look,
    a mother with a hundred worries muttering,
    yet catching clouds and stars,
    drifting where the wind blows,”

    You are an inspiration for others 🙂

  2. …catching clouds and stars, drifiting where the wind blows” … such Valhalla you’ve created for us to enjoy!

  3. Wonderful internal rhyming makes your title memorable, Jane, and the opening stanza is you as I know you from your writing. I love the use of sound, the clip clop of words, the silence, swaying of trees and lapping shores, which paint you as a listener, creator and transmitter of images, those ‘sailboats into green and blue seas beyond the window’, and the muttering of a ‘mother with a hundred worries muttering’, the side we don’t see very often in your poems. I also love that you left us with the image of you walking with your dog and sometimes a cat.

  4. Love this idea of “creator and/or transmitter” —- sometimes I look down at what I’ve written and literally ask myself, where did that come from? So many details here and sounds (clip clop). I enjoyed seeing you here.

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