Sunday, June 13, 2010

mother of mine

When William Butler wrote that line-
"When you are old and grey and full of sleep
what was he thinking, I wouldn't know
I hope he did not mean it as a theory
he was generalizing, I presume
one look at my mother, his theory fails
she is old (don't tell her that!)
but not grey and is full of activity
a radiant heroine in her own way

"and she ended with a daughter who is always tired"

20 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

The daughter would never be tired of thinking .. that's for certain.. very well expressed..respects to your mother..

Understanding Alice said...

hooray for mums! and how nice you thought of yours for this prompt :)

keiths ramblings said...

This is so lovely - I'm still smiling! Thanks so much for your continued support of Carry On Tuesday. It makes all that work worthwhile.

Sioux said...

Very neat...my mother's daughter is always tired, too!!

Changnoi said...

My mum is young, not gray, but tired, with a daughter who can't keep still - she's a great sister though, and my mum is great too.

Stan Ski said...

Your only as old as you feel, and people who feel young tend to look young too.

Greyscale Territory said...

A rather attractive wry last comment but hey - need to keep the family in balance! Enjoyed this!

oldegg said...

William Blake could write but perhaps he was not so observant. Parents can always be industrious superheroes, let's hope we are to our children too.

I loved your description of your mother as a "radiant heroine".

one more believer said...

beautiful homage to yr mother ...

gs batty said...

nice tribute to a mother...you'll begi to wake up as you get older.

hegde said...

same here. If I have to describe my mother in one word it is life and one word description of me is dead

Poet in flames said...

he he. Enjoyed the way u put it here. Plz drop by n c my post for this week's poetry train as well.

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Autrice said...

How is it that our mothers have more energy than we do? My own mother amazes me.

Lorraine said...

Not to sound, you know, grandiose, or anything but I fear he was talkin about me...

Ariel said...

'radiant heroine' I loved that description of your mother. These lines reminded me of my mother too who is always busy with something or the other.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

What a fabulous testimony to your mother. I pray my children will write of me like this some day (except I am already grey and definitely NOT old!)

BRAVA, my friend, for your fine words.

Read my Carry On Tuesday Poem here.

Just someone said...

That was a nice take!! Hurrah for Moms - aren't they the best?:)

Ralf Bröker said...

Very critical to the own point of view. Hopefully it is not show but the start of change ;-)

Best wishes
Ralf

Jack said...

Gautami,

Nice tribute to your mother. And you always tired, I doubt.

Take care

Whitesnake said...

sucks to be you at the moment then aye?