Saturday, May 7, 2011

the mending instinct

between the repairing of knees and jeans and hearts and stuffed bears
the mending pile tends to grow
... and I try to keep up ...
the patches cover rips
the tears leave scars
the holes are filled
the remembrances of broken things are soothed with stitches slow and steady
bright patches of color
covering the calamity
hope is handed back
freshly washed
neatly folded
ready to wear


Happy Mother's Day
mothers, sisters, aunties, nannies, grandmothers
women with their piles of mending
and handfuls of hope


Elizabeth said...

How lovely. Happy Mother's Day to you, dear Kim.

Steph said...

HAPPY Mother's day to you too dear Kimmie!!!

sukipoet said...

beautiful thoughts. have a lovely day

Halle said...

Beautiful words... Pretty patch too!
Happy Mothers Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Mending! How thoughtful, colorful, and oh so NOT something I can do. What an amazing Mother's Day post. Happy Mother's Day to you, dear friend.

rebecca said...

so tender so true.
stitching you permanently to my heart.


Nancy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too :)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

This is so beautiful! I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Beautiful! Hope you had a lovely and very Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Amy said...

"handfulls of hope"

i love the way you write...


Lynn said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

deb colarossi said...

Belated Happy Mother's Day Kim.
Thank you for being an online kindred spirit, for your grace and inspiration ,
and for being a someday I'd love to meet in real life person.

love to you