Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nest


She feathered the nest with hopes and dreams
love and security bound up at the seams.
As time flew by love grew stronger,
until it couldn’t be held any longer.
As they grew older she emptied the nest,
knowing that she had done her best.
She watched the young ones making their own;
a heart full of love is never alone.
Life is a circle to which we are bound;
love we give out comes back around.

Poem & Image by: 
McGuffy Ann Morris
In honour of: 
All of the women 
who love & nurture 
all living beings


Linked to: Poets United

39 comments:

  1. AMAZING, JUST AMAZING.........VERY TRUE WE ALL ARE CAGED IN LIFE AND IT GOES ROUND AND ROUND. WHAT WE GIVE, COMES BACK TO US BE IT LOVE OR HATRED, BUT A MOTHER;S HEART IS A SEA OF LOVE AND IT WILL ALWAYS GIVE LOVE...

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  2. I like the way you expressed this. Yes, the love we give eventually passes on to the next generation (as well as returns to us)!! May all mothers, when they empty the nest, know that they did their best!

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  3. I love the nest building and nurturing heart of the mother ~ it's a full circle and eventually some comes back with their own little nest ~

    Happy Mother's Day ~

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  4. You are just awesome ... your poetry is so genuine and beautiful. I hope the world is out there discovering your book "Weeds". They will relate to so much of it. Be well on this day ... I know it is hard with Bill being gone, but there is love coming at you from many directions.

    Andrea

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  5. I loved the musical sense, metaphor and story in your poem!

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  6. That's such a lovely and evocative poem! Perfect for Mother's Day. :)

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  7. it is wonderful when that circle comes back around ...and we have to trust that we do our best...at times it seems so fleeting the moments we have with them....happy mothers day

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  8. Isn't this true though. Love it.

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  9. What a beautiful poem. I enjoyed that so much - thanks for sharing.

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  10. Very well said and spot on.

    Have a terrific day and a happy Mothers Day too. :)

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  11. A beautiful tribute to a mother's love!

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  12. I LOVE this! "Love we give out comes back around." Wonderful write!

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  13. So wonderful, and oh so true! Thanks for sharing this on Mother's Day!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  14. This describes motherhood very well. Happy Mother's Day to you. We all have a mother wether she is here on hearth or gone from our site but never far from the heart, and it's fitting that there is a special day set aside for our moms. I miss my mother very much.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  15. McGufy Ann,

    A delightful poem which just about captures the life of motherhood. Empty nest, is a sad, but yet positive move...

    Eileen

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  16. A beautiful write. Perfect for Mother's Day!

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  17. Beautiful tribute to mothers. Well done!

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  18. how pretty...photo and words...What kind of nest is that?

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  19. I love your words and this nest!

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  20. That is beautiful and so appropriate for all kinds of mothers!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. So true. The cycles of life.

    Thanks for your kind comment at my blog.

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  22. I like the image of the nest - and the last line is so true. We love them so dearly and then they fly away to start their own nests. Bittersweet and the last line so true. Also some nice rhyme and rhythm. Thanks!

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  23. Beautiful poem for Mother's Day - and every day. This has such nice rhythm that it is easy to re-read -- feels very circular and nice. Lovely.

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  24. Very sweet, all the images of circles and closure.

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  25. Where are the birdies? Once my human found a nest in the backyard but it had probably fallen and there was no birdie :-(
    Purrs

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  26. A purrfect Mother's Day post. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  27. A very lovely way to express how wonderful mothers are! Loved the photo as well...

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  28. This is beautifully written. I love every image you've created and the gentle rhyme and rhythm too. Humming

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  29. this is so perfect for today!!! The robin who built her nest in our front tree and laid 4 of the bluest eggs -- had her babies today!! On Mother's Day. what a gift for us to see.
    LOVE the poem.

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  30. Wonderful poem and the nest photo is so beautiful and appropriate for Mother's Day ^_^

    Thanks for visiting ^_^

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  31. Lovely tribute to nuturing women.

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  32. a beautiful take on motherhood. :)

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