Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Mother's Poem

Sweet midnight burgundy blooms
Like lilies over cornstarch skies
A light mist of snow dusts the air
And floats upon delicate petals like rain
Water flowing through natural hair
Beautiful fields of autumn colors
Catch light like a painter's canvas
Streams of black red navy blue & chocolate
In the darkest hue
The strength of lemon yellow
Gentle like grass green 
Mother's touch like babies breath
Caresses like soft words 
Against a child's chest 

Love so effortlessly
Loving so effortlessly 


© 2011 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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27 comments:

signed...bkm said...

Oh how beautiful and the ending "loving so effortlessly" that truly is the way a mother loves...and you combined it with all the gentleness and colors the world has to offer this new a beautiful life....i have not been here is a few days...so glad I stopped in...lovely writing...Anthony...bkm

Anthony Desmond said...

Thank you so much bkm!

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

I know the kind of mother you mom was and I know the smile this brings to her face - one of pride

well done for one Shot

smiles

Anthony Desmond said...

Thanks one stop! :)

dustus said...

Beautiful poetry. "Love so effortlessly" for well crafted lines appearing effortless.

Anthony Desmond said...

Thank you Dustus!

Pete Marshall said...

very well worded...gently and loving...great one shot cheers pete

repressedsoul said...

I swear you were a mummy in a past life. Love so effortlessly...yep I guess that sums it up beautifully...also bight your tongue when you want to scream lmao...oh wait...maybe that's just me!

Dulce said...

LOVE is no doubt the most beautiful feeling we humans can get to feel and yet-No love can be compared with that of a mother to her kid...

hedgewitch said...

Sharp descriptions and soft beautiful flow. A lullaby any baby would love to hear.

Anthony Desmond said...

Thank you guys! appreciate it :)

Natasha said...

You have summed up a feeling that can seldom be expressed through words alone. Nothing compares to motherhood, and to know true, sincerely unconditional love is amazing! Wonderful images come together to do just that. Thank you.

Anthony Desmond said...

Thank you natasha :)

Beachanny said...

Did you fall in love? This is such a departure from your usual topics but no difference in the intensity of your voice. Very soft, a lullaby, a tribute to love. Beautiful my dear Anthony.

Steve Isaak said...

Exemplary bustle shot through with tenderness. Great piece.

I put up the photo for my tiger-girl poem ("Edinburgh Zoo"), per your (and several others') request/s.

Thanks for feedback, all that.

Brian Miller said...

nice...the softer side of you...so gentle a verse...you capture these feelings well man...

heathergracestewart.com said...

Beautiful.

TPR said...

You really capture the beauty of a moment like this. ~ Theron

Jerry said...

absolutely true...a mothers love is effortless.

by the way...how in the world are you always first on the list for one shot? hmmmmm....do tell.

Anthony Desmond said...

@Jerry, thanks for your comment. & I'm 1st most of the time bcus I've got fast hands my man! :)

Apryl Gonzales Sweet said...

whimsical and captivating, I love this!

Reggie said...

I like the softness of the read....I like.

V. Furnas said...

Beautiful. Loved the line, "corn starch skies." Fantastic.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

A beautiful ode to motherhood, Anthony.


(Baby chewing on her shoulder says, "Om nom nom")

Kim Nelson said...

Colorful. Warm. Evocative. Lovely

kavisionz said...

Aww.. tender sweet loving care... what a lovely ode to all mothers!
The last two lines defines a mom so perfectly, Anthony..
beautiful...

Claudia said...

wow - so tender and gentle - amazingly expressed. having three children, i must say - yes - that's how it feels..