Sunday, March 02, 2008


Happy Mothers Day to all mothers (and mothers in law and step-mothers!)everywhere.

I am blessed to be the mother of my wonderful daughters, as well as the daughter in law of June - my friend, my "other mother", always kind, always fun, always there for me. I love you all so much!

I miss my mum.

This Mother's Day without you strains belief
In life and love and what it means to be,
But there is beauty in my lonely grief.

Your death is like a wound without relief,
Pain on pain as far as I can see,
And so this day without you strains belief.

What's the point of living when a thief
Can break into your heart so easily?
But there is beauty in my lonely grief.

You fell away from me, a withered leaf
Twisting down to darkness, leaving me
This day without you, chilling my belief.

And yet there's beauty in this burning brief
Bright burst of light that ends in agony,
Beauty in the cause of lonely grief,

The love I have for you, a jewel-like reef
In silent prayer beneath my empty sea.
This Mother's Day without you strains belief,
But there is beauty in my lonely grief.

bu Nicholas Gordon

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Happy Mother's Day Julie

or as they say in Brooklyn - Muddah's Day.

The poem is beautiful in a sad yet hopeful and reverent way. My feeling is that your Mum is in many of your photos as they burst with life and love.

That flower is like a hug. It simply embraces me as I look at it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely poem.....I miss my Mum every day, how I wish I could give her some Daffodils and a cuddle, but I am grateful for the years she was here.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Happy mothers day Julie, it isnt here in USA.

I think about my Mom every day and feel sad, she passed on 27 years ago, seems like yesterday.

((((((Hugs)))))

Lori
xx

Ex-Shammickite said...

I am a mum, amd a mum-in-law, and I have recently beome a grandma. Sadly my mum isn't around any more, otherwise I know we would all have a wonderful Mother's Day party!

shelley said...

Oh, I feel your pain - I lost my mom suddenly in 2000 and I miss her so much. Be strong!

Pat said...

What a lovely poem, Julie! I really like the photo too. My mother passed away many years ago and I still miss her so much.

Love
Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

artisbliss said...

I know Mother's Day is a bittersweet time for you. I hope you were able to enjoy being with your own daughters.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

My dear CJ,
You are such a sweet daughter you mom must be glad with you, she might missing you too, but YOU are making HER day with this lovely sweet flower filled with your love.:)But mothers are all unique, here's just one mom right?

Take care:)

Kerri said...

Happy Mother's Day! A beautiful picture and a beautiful poem!

picperfic said...

a wonderful photo...I am so lucky to be with my Mum on mother's day, I cannot imagine life without her. xx

photowannabe said...

Beautiful heartfelt poen and tribute to Mothers everywhere. Thanks for sharing.
The Rodedendren shot is lovely.

Akelamalu said...

I miss my Mum too. Thanks for sharing the poem.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your daughters. xx

Believer in Balance said...

What a heart-wrenching, but beautiful poem.

KOSTAS said...

Amazing your blog, marvellously posts, with splendid and studied photographs.
Sure you I will visit again!

Anna said...

Happy Mother's Day! I totally forgot it as Mother's Day there....

Beautiful flower Julie. I am so exhausted....I need more Spring to get me out of my funk.

:)

starnitesky said...

Belated Happy Mothers day, a beautiful poem, I miss my Mum too.

JAM said...

Lovely flower photo. Heartbreaking poem.