For this week’s blog, I will be doing a short creative piece inspired by Gwen Harwood and her renowned poem “Mother Who Gave Me Life”. I hope you enjoy!
As a daughter grows to a mother
There are many things she can see
She sees all that her mother was
As loving, as nurturing, as clever
She wishes to be
But it is not just her mother
that has taught her these things
it is the evolution of mothers
and all the tales
history and literature brings
But everyone has their time
Like Harwood, she knows love is not all
This new mother grieves for her own
and for the sake of her new daughter
She tries not to fall.