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Micro-poems on Mother’s Day

March 10, 2013

Ah, Mother’s Day, and a lovely roast dinner with family in prospect for Stella and I; what could be nicer?

Below are four micro-poems I’ve posted on Linkedin recently, a fairly mixed bag but nothing about Mother’s Day I’m afraid.  Still, I’m dedicating them to Stella, and to all you other wonderful mums and grand-mums out there.  Here’s to you, Ladies – have a thoroughly enjoyable day.  You deserve it!

 

WIND-CHIMES (haiku)

 

Gently atinkle,

The wind-chimes of memory

Soothe the grieving heart.

 

[Thinking of my Mum and Dad, both gone now.]

 

~

 

DUMPLING (haiku)

 

She strokes the Stone Toad,

Snuggles beside me on the wall,

Beam of love upraised.

 

[“Dumpling” is my youngest granddaughter.]

 

~

 

STONE TOAD (triolet)

 

Longboat, long-hopping, with croaky Norse song,

A thousand years petrified by her touch,

Warty Prince Bufo with long flicking tongue.

Longboat, long-hopping, with croaky Norse song,

Warty Prince Bufo with long flicking tongue,

Bright eyes ablaze coz he hungers so much.

Longboat, long-hopping, with croaky Norse song,

A thousand years petrified by her touch…

 

[This one arose from the same occasion as ‘Dumpling’ above.]

 

~

 

BREAKFAST ONLINE (vers libre)

 

Sunrise, daffodils, your poem online.

I bring the milk in, make myself a cup,

Breakfast at the keyboard,

Spin you lines of love

From the valley…

 

[The dash of romance here is purely for flavouring, of course!]

 

~

 

© Copyright Paul Beech 2013

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2 Comments
  1. Angela permalink

    Enjoyed these very much Paul.x

  2. Thanks Angela. You’re a wonderful mum too. And a wonderful sister! Hope you had a good day despite the snow flurries. Love Paul xx

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