Mother

Mother, a green woodpecker

floated to the ground today

with grace and poise

before plucking the soil

with its ebony beak, and I thought

you would like to know

how much simpler life has become,

how quiet the weekends are

that I notice a bird I’ve never seen before,

and watch it for longer than ten minutes.

 

I thought you would like to know

winter is dawning yet life is still thriving

and the springtime defiance

always makes me think of you.

 


Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Signed copies on Etsy

Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay

4 thoughts on “Mother

  1. Megha Bhartiya says:

    “winter is dawning yet life is still thriving”

    Poems about how life still continues to thrive in winters are always soothing and lovely to me, and this one – with the shape of a letter to mother – was nothing less.
    Lovely!
    💜

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