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06FMFPostcards7-9doc

 

#FMFPoems  #PoetryPostcards  #PerthViews  #RottnestIsland  #PerthCity  #Forbidden  #Smoking  #Peacocks

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Mum again…

  • 140406Mindarie (1)wA couple of years ago, working at our stall, selling our delicious home-made fudge in the sunshine on Mindarie Keys boardwalk,  with the seagulls, boats and water slapping, I suddenly saw my mum.

    She’s been gone for many years, but still, caught unawares…

    This customer looked so like; sounded very similar and her mannerisms – even her stature – she could have been my mum!  I just couldn’t take my eyes off her.

    Although we were six deep with customers, I took off after her, rushing to catch up before she disappeared – desperate not to lose ‘her’ – again!

    I can’t remember what I said which convinced this lovely lady from Tasmania, to sit with me on a stone wall in the sunshine with crowds walking around us, and let me tearfully explain.

    So many similarities; English upbringing, boarding school, love of books, music, nature, roses and her huge garden at home where she grew a lot of what she needed to eat.

    Probably, she said, why her son turned to cooking – he was a visiting celebrity chef and she had come over to keep him company.

    Needing to hear her talk, watch her eyes smiling at me in gentle understanding, eventually – reluctantly, gave her a hug ‘goodbye’.  (Living down south, I hadn’t been able to…)

    Hubby had to carry on, cope on his own with a rush of Fudge-a-holics, while I cried for my loss, all over again.

    Sleep

    I can
    only consider
    soft eyes
    repose
    calm, sweet face
    small breaths

    ’til I realise
    they’re mine.

    I breathe
    and contemplate
    the alternative
    only when
    someone asks…

    Frances Macaulay Forde © 2006

#FMFPoems, #MissingMum  #Poetry  #Loss  #Strangers  #Fudge

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Seems appropriate today – lots of shards…

10PCRain 001W

 

#FMFPoems  #PoetryPostcards  #Poem:Rain  #StormyWeather

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Haiku Memories

To keep my old fingers warm, I’m doing so much knitting these days.  My grandson has a favourite blanket which is now well past it’s prime but he insists the four I have made since, to replace it, just don’t cut the mustard!

My daughter wanted a lacy shawl to wear over her shoulder for a winter wedding but the first version was the wrong colour and more a poncho… the second screamed Granny and the third confirmed crochet just wasn’t… so I converted it to a skirt for her niece!

And my grandson has his own signature style jerkins and jumpers but I love to knit for babies too.

Haiku Memories

 

Infant in pink

Nanna’s careful looping

knits memory

 .

Complicated re-

call of life’s patterns

crocheted with love

 .

Wanting to freeze

frame glympses, keep sakes

in dated order

 .

Signposted

familial purl noted

before casting off

 
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2013

 

#FMFPoem  #HaikuMemories  #MyPoetry #Knitting  #Crochet  #Family

 

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