‘A Commencement Villanelle’ – mums never stop worrying

This poem expresses the timeless and never-ending worries that mothers have over  their children’s wellbeing. This poem pivots around a graduation ceremony. It shows that milestone events and birthdays may come and go which signify a…

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‘To The Mother of a Dead Marine’ – a poem about a mother’s loss

  To The Mother of a Dead Marine by Marilyn L. Taylor     Your boy once touched me, yes. I knew you knew when your wet, reddened gaze drilled into me, groped through my…

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Launching a season of poetry and prose on what shapes our mothering

I still remember the day 18 years ago when I brought my newly born daughter back home from the hospital. She was lying in her wicker basket placed on the floor beside my bed. It…

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