Friday, December 06, 2013

Poetry Friday: Mark Jarman

I've shared this poem once before, but it bears repeating. I love it so much.

Prayer for Our Daughters
by Mark Jarman

...May they find a place to love, without nostalgia
For some place else that they can never go back to.
And may they find themselves, as we have found them,
Complete at each stage of their lives, each part they add to.

May they be themselves, long after we've stopped watching....


(Read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.)

Robyn Hood Black has the round up this week at Life on the Deckle Edge.  Robyn's post today is all about haiku, which made me hunt up the haiku posts on my blog -- bunches of them, here.


jama said...

So beautiful, Karen. So glad you posted it again. Thank you!

Donna Smith said...

I'd not read this before. It s a good prayer. Sometimes I think about the adults I see out in the world and have to remind myself that they were once someone's little boy or girl. And then I wonder how they got to where they have ended up. Perhaps someone forgot to pray this for them.

Kimberlee said...

Gulp. That was beautiful.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

This is gorgeous, Karen. I shall read this to my daughter. :)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Simply beautiful... thank you for sharing.

Karen Edmisten said...

So happy you were all as bowled over as I was. :)