Tuesday, July 6, 2010

~ Artistic Mother Poetry ~

Erin is 3.

She teaches me

To find delight

In the little things.

When she was a baby

I remember

Watching her look at the leaves

Blowing in the wind on the tree.

And wondering

What it was like to see leaves on a tree

For the first time.

At three years, like all three year olds,

She sees and celebrates dandelions.

"Oh, there's MORE dandelions!"

"Let's go PICK 'em!"

After picking all she could find, she asks,

"When will they turn white

So we can blow the little things?"

"We have to wait for them to turn white."  I say.

So she lays down in the grass.

And says, "Ok, let's wait."

At last on Mother's Day,

I record her words in my poetry journal from my Artistic Mother project Week 2.

To make it easier to read, I will type it here ~

"Oh look!  White flowers!

I will go get some and blow them

and the little things will go


And I will laugh!"

So she did.

And she came back with dandelion seeds in her hair.

And she said,

"Mommy, take mine socks off.

You take yours socks off

and come down in the grass

and it will tickle yours feet!"

So I did.

{Mothers Day 2010.}

Photos & text copyright 2010 Jodene (Jodi) Shaw.


  1. Oh I so much enjoyed your post...love the design of the poem and the poem, and also the beautiful flower pics.

  2. It's so fun to see the world through Erin's eyes!

  3. that is a lovely story...i can just see her 3 -year old eyes big with wonder...thanks for sharing..
    i am a fellow flyer from kelly's class..

  4. Hi, Jodene!! Thank you so very much for stopping by WOMP!! I appreciate your kind comments.

    I love this poem...it speaks to me...I have such fond memories of my kids giving me dandelions. Makes my heart smile:)

    I painted a few backgrounds today as part of Week One in Shona's book!!! I am soooo excited:) Glad I can share this journey with you:)


  5. Very sweet. Such nice memories,

    Host of The Artistic Mother's Art Group


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