Complicated mothers don’t need candles. They need a crystal stair. Join us as we learn Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” By Heart.
Laurie Klein’s Moonstruck series takes us to a poetic reflection on motherhood and the moon with Susan Cowger’s “Lunula.”
For this month’s By Heart, we learn a poem about motherhood by Kate Baer, called “Motherload.”
There are no deeper family ties than that between a mother and child. This week’s poetry prompt invites you to read poems from the perspective of an adult child yearning to be rocked to sleep once again; and the perspective of a mother with grown children, enchanted by memory. Let these poems inspire you to write your own poetry about the family ties of motherhood.
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday, and if your Christmas calls for a small apology, perhaps a Christmas poem would do.