My poem “My Mother, Her Mother, and Me,” was published in the
anthology Mothers and Mentors: The Art of Nurturing -Real Women Write.
Here is an excerpt:
One blustery November morn,
Early two months to the day
I shot out near airborne,
Screaming all the way.
My mother was ecstatic.
For she wanted nothing more
than her own tiny acrobatic
to cuddle and adore.
If you’d like to purchase the book, I’d appreciate your support!
The world needs nurturing, now more than ever. The impulse to “care for and encourage the growth or development” of any life provides nourishment to all life everywhere. From protecting our planet-mother Earth to rearing a healthy child, we give and receive nurturing throughout our lifetime, and we feel the power of nurturers in our lives. Teachers appear, and helpers make a difference. Helping life to thrive is an essential part of being human.
For this issue of Real Women Write, SCN’s member-authors reflected on the varied way—good, bad, and ugly—that we mother or are mothered, and on the significance of giving and receiving mentoring guidance and care. You are likely to find kinship and validation in this collection of 85 thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry, and fiction from 68 SCN women writers.