11.27.2017

Ponies

You ask me to fix your hair
and talk to me while I brush
of dreams and drawings

I notice how you’ve grown
and wonder every time if this
could be the last time

as you need me less
or maybe
differently

and I am so constantly aware
of my own needs
which have also grown

So we talk and dream and scheme
and so far
our plans include one another

I braid and breathe your hair
whisper a little prayer
that they always will

#27 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center For New Americans. Today’s theme is HAIR.

14 comments:

  1. Heartfelt and infused with the ring of truth, but never gooey. Fine, fine stuff.

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  2. Wonderful! Reminds me also of the seen in Mama Mia when she is brushing her daughter's hair for the wedding and thinking about her growing up. In yours, I picture a girl still in school as you braid.
    MNL (Cactus Haiku)

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  3. This is so gorgeous. I'm especially enamored with "I braid and breathe your hair." I have three daughters, but this also makes me think of my own mother, of braiding her hair.

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  4. Little things that make huge part of our life!

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  5. My dear friend, treasure every moment, in word, thought and deed. Our time with them is not forever.

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  6. a softness, a searching in the wonder, of growth, of exploration, the awe and knowing that everything changes, and you must allow for it - the letting go - such piercing tenderness -

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  7. The prayer that fills the heart of every parent--with a mixture of anticipation (and anxiety). So mote it be, I say.

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  8. Oh Marian this is so very beautiful and heartfelt!!💘

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  9. Chills...maybe it's because I'm not wearing much...but I'm pretty sure it's the poem.

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  10. This is just lovely... and I cannot but think that the day will come for her to breathe and braid your hair...

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  11. This is so beautiful. I remember doing my daughters' hair....and how soon they began to do their own..........heading out the door...........sigh.

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  12. So beautiful... All those things you are doing are creating bonds. When they fly from the nest, they will return to heart and home.

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  13. Although many years ago now, I remember this so well, reminded by your poem Marian - thank you. I especially love the lines:
    'So we talk and dream and scheme
    and so far
    our plans include one another

    I braid and breathe your hair
    whisper a little prayer
    that they always will'

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  14. I braid and breathe your hair
    whisper a little prayer
    that they always will

    A hope to be supported with prayers would be the best option to ease off worries and expectations. Rightly so Marian!

    Hank

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