Sunday, May 13, 2007

before me...


the women before me

are ingrained inme

a well worn path

to follow

as i d a n c e

down their path

witness to

their triumphant gardens

i too

will bend down

clearing the earth

with my hands

for the others

for i am rose's

daughter

hazel and dorothy's

granddaughter

loella and jessie's

great granddaughter

emma and mary jane's great great granddaughter

this poem was written by me one early morning....i was moved to write what i felt the many generations of women before me had done so that i can choose the life that i have created today. if you would like to read more about before me, please check out a previous blog - dated march 29th. i hope you all have a wonderful mothers day. the photo above was taken of my grandmother hazel geiger...on her wedding day.


5 comments:

purple cucumbers folk art said...

hi darling,just passing threw.have a great day

Anonymous said...

What a lovely poem. What a lovely daughter. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

What a lovely poem. What a lovely daughter. Love, Mom

missy said...

I'm glad I checked your blog today! I love the poem and the photo is so wonderful. You have so many talents. Thank you for sharing this and have a wonderful mothers day.

Lana said...

Thanks for sharing the poem and photo Diane. I get a kick out of that "tiny" corsage, lol!

Lana