Monday, May 13, 2013

MAMA'S SONG (Monday Poem)

by Deborah Chandra

Mama hums a sea-song with her eyes,
A deep blue rising sea-song,
    moving as her eyes move,
    weaving foam across my fac.

White gulls whirl overhead,
The sun washes back and forth,
     and I am rocking . . .
          rocking . . .
               like a boat
          in the waves
               of her song.

from Balloons and Other Poems by Deborah Chandra, illustrated by Leslie Bowman, 1990, Farrar Straus Giroux

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