Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
I love the joyful surprise of finding a clever poem (and a beautiful postcard) in my mailbox. For the Summer Poem Swap, Becky Herzog used an Emerson quote I shared on my blog as a springboard.
In Solidarity with (Mother) Nature
by Rebecca Herzog
Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I carve out time
(chiseled in Play-Doh, not stone)
I listen for the muse
(she sounds a lot like my kids)
I fall into a rhythm
(the beats are foot stomps overhead)
I toss the words onto the page
(and teach a child to catch a ball)
I wring out my tired brain
(while little hands squish my cheeks)
But bit by bit
(and little by little)
I achieve my work
(the work is never done)
Poetry For Children has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Sylvia!