4.20.2015

Mother of God

If I were
the wished-for child
I would float
instead of rebelling
bitter waves
buoyed by regret and salty tears
out to sea again

A small rumination on the origin of my name for Bjorn’s prompt to the Real Toads. This is #19 of 30 in April; now I’m a day behind, having had a wonderful family day yesterday at Mystic Aquarium. Gotta catch up, watch out for sea-life poetry!

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love how you have weaved those juxtaposed meanings of your name.. But maybe parents secretly wish for some rebelliousness (at least I think so).. so much fun digging into the meaning of a name.

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  2. I never knew that about "Mary" and its derivatives. I guess all children have their rebellious moments even the most compliant. Love had you wove all that into such a pithy poem.

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  3. This was beautiful.....!!
    Its nice to know the derivatives :D
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. "bitter waves buoyed by regret and salty tears"......wonderful lines!

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  5. Mother of God. Great name and turn of phrase here.

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  6. Lots of action packed in here, just great.

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  7. I'm not jealous of the 'wished for child,' are you, Marian.
    ..

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  8. Beautifully succinct and succinctly beautiful..

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  9. Oh dear. Intense in a small space. Thanks mariAn. K.

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  10. In my mind, Marian is the name for a heroine and you are certainly that!

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  11. ah xoxo. Librarian, and maid, as well! And there's always "Where's Clark?" :)

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