Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thankful Hunger



I gleaned marigold seeds...because the neighbor was coming to plow the garden 
(another garden-year officially in the books)

 When I plant these seeds next spring, 
Lord willing, I will have a winter of Grandmother-hood behind me;-)


Sometimes I find myself
Looking at you
Through eyes of reluctant seeing
My little girl,
How swift Time drew
You to its constant fleeing

A clock gives no thought
To tick and tock
Or its Quick of imminent taking
Sometimes I find myself
Looking at you
As if suddenly I am waking

…to a world
Of foreign realities
Though time never estranges
My love for you;
I am introduced to
Its physical exchanges

Where womanhood
Becomes you, oh,
Yet, I cannot help but hunger
In spite of my
Thankful and utter joy,
For days when we were younger

© Janet Martin

Maybe its looking after other mother's children,
Maybe its watching Matt and Victoria leave every morning,
Maybe its Melissa's phone-calls from TO,letting me know what's new, what-should-I-do? etc.
Maybe its listening to Emily's excitement of becoming a mother (in approx. 10 weeks, Lord Willing)
but sometimes Something jolts the air with thankful hunger...


4 comments:

  1. Oh, such exciting times! Girls all look wonderful in the picture.
    My daughter was born January 13, maybe around that time for Emily?.. :)

    A marigold question: do you store the seeds in pods until spring?

    Stay well and happy.

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    1. Thank-you Sasha,
      Super-exciting times! Jan. 3rd is her due date so who knows?! I think January is a great month to have a baby. One can snuggle the winter away:)

      I spread the marigold seeds out so they don't get moldy before they are totally dry then I will likely un-pod them simply because then they will be ready for planting. Last year I left them in the pods until planting time and that was fine too.

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  2. Best to you in Motherhood and the growth of family.
    Being a Grama is cool. I've got two ;)
    Best to you, your family and your garden!

    (visiting from Sasha's post on marigolds...)

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