Words of my Mother Part 12: Fire & Ice

On this Mother's Day I'd like to think of the mother I used to have B.A.- Before Alzheimer's. The poet, the jewelry maker, the crafter, the gardener, the reader, the music lover. None of those things exist in her any longer.

But I am left with her words.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I miss you even though you are still here.

Another beautiful poem written by my mother, Betty, B.A.


Fire & Ice

 Fire and ice, mist and mystery;

glacial song that crackles in the cool air;

mountain sheep dancing across the rocky hillsides

and whales undulating in quiet rhythm.

In awe and wonder I experience

this radiance and beauty.

Peering into fissures two hundred feet deep,

I gaze into the blue fire that brings the spark of life into all of nature.

Defenseless in the face of such beauty

I can only weep as I catch another glimpse

of the great mystery of God.




*image from google

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Comment by Arthur James on May 12, 2013 at 1:00pm


Great. No take walk on a Tourist Boardwalk.

I never sang` Under The Boardwalk' or did?


The Hock-Polka, or studied ` Ornithology.

Pope Frances dances the Tango. Ballet?

Aye, we get glimpses. Then? Travails.

The we can anticipate` More Marvel.

WE see bird-winged ` Creations.

Songbird in Chorus` Harmony.

Nature Heals and ` Soothes.

I happy I no stub ` Big Toe.


I have drop foot ` Injury.

I stub toe id bare foots.

No shoe. No Services.

No shirt. No Blouses.

No Walk in Public.




I off to hills.

I got goo goo

raw goat milk

You Honoring

Comment by Marlene Dunham on May 12, 2013 at 3:25pm

Your Mother's words are gorgeous.  You will always have them.  Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Schmoopie on May 13, 2013 at 6:31pm

Marlene- I am grateful for that, very much so.

Art: Nature does indeed heal and soothe.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on May 25, 2013 at 9:19am



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