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Wedding Cake - Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye
Once on a plane
a woman asked me to hold her baby
I figured it was safe,
our being on a plane and all.
How far could she go?
She returned one hour later,
having changed her clothes
and washed her hair.
I didn't recognize her.
By this time the baby
and I had examined
each other's necks.
We had cried a little.
I had a silver bracelet
and a watch.
Gold studs glittered
in the baby's ears.
She wore a tiny white dress
leafed with layers
like a wedding cake.
I did not want
to give her back.
The baby's curls coiled tightly
against her scalp,
I read new new new.
My mother gets tired.
I'll chew your hand.
The baby left my skirt crumpled,
my lap aching.
Now I'm her secret guardian,
the little nub of dream
that rises slightly
but won't come clear.
As she grows,
as she feels ill at ease,
I'll bob my knee.
What will she forget?
Whom will she marry?
He'd better check with me.
I'll say once she flew
dressed like a cake
between two doilies of cloud.
She could slip the card into a pocket,
pull it out.
Already she knew the small finger
was funnier than the whole arm.
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Poems About Mother
- 1. Wedding Cake , Naomi Shihab Nye
- 2. My Mother's Funeral , Ira Sadoff
- 3. Mother , Herman de Coninck
- 4. Exile , Alicia Suskin Ostriker
- 5. My Mother Was No White Dove , Reginald Shepherd
- 6. Mother's Day , David Young
- 7. Chorus , Catherine Barnett
- 8. A House Just Like His Mother's , Gregory Orr
- 9. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
- 10. None , Alfred Lord Tennyson
- 11. Mother And I Wept , hasmukh amathalal
- 12. Mom , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 13. My Mother's Lesson In Empathy , Aufie Zophy
- 14. Edward, Edward. A Scottish Ballad , Anonymous Olde English
- 15. Gareth And Lynette , Alfred Lord Tennyson
- 16. Sister Helen , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 17. A Mother Is... , S.M. Riggin
- 18. I Still Need A Mother , Mahfooz Ali
- 19. Mother And Daughter Love , valentine white
- 20. ~ Paean ~ , MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.
- 21. The Mother , Nesmah Elsayed
- 22. Like No Other...Mother , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
- 23. Sylvia's Mother , Shel Silverstein
- 24. You Are My Mother , howard simon
- 25. Œnone , Alfred Lord Tennyson
- 26. Rose Mary , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 27. The Gospel According To Lilith- Chapters.. , Lonnie Hicks
- 28. Mother , Sumita Datta
- 29. The Tower Beyond Tragedy , Robinson Jeffers
- 30. The Shadow-Child , Harriet Monroe
- 31. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
- 32. Mother, I May Have Been A Naughty Child , Kazi Nazrul Islam
- 33. The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 34. The Forsaken , Amy Lowell
- 35. i Still Need A Mother , Bikramjyoti Kashyop
- 36. Give Your Child A Heart. , Palas Kumar Ray
- 37. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
- 38. Mother , Rene' Bennett
- 39. Hermann And Dorothea - Iv. Euterpe , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 40. The Victories Of Love. Book I , Coventry Patmore
- 41. Mother Mother Mother , Susie Sunshine
- 42. (200) Language Within (Oneryu) , premji premji
- 43. The Sea To The Shell , David MacDonald Ross
- 44. Goodbye Mother Dear , Morney Wilson
- 45. Mother The Biggest Gift Of Allah To Us , Mohammed AlBalushi
- 46. How John Quit The Farm , James Whitcomb Riley
- 47. The Litany Of Nations , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 48. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
- 49. Little Pierre's Song , William Topaz McGonagall
- 50. The Blind Slave Boy , Anonymous Americas
New Mother Poems
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- Only A Mother, Nikhil Parekh
- Mother Mother Mother..............! ! !, Arafat Driche
- Blessing Of Mother, gajanan mishra
- Mother, Mother Nurol Amin
- Like Mother, Like Daughter -# 2, MOHAMMAD SKATI
- For Ashraful, Palas Kumar Ray
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