AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother Duck

Illustration by Elizabeth Webbe
Monday's Child #42 ~ Picture Prompt

Cooking and dressing and
Shopping and
Mother Duck must do what
Mother Duck must do

Cleaning and sewing and
Ironing and
Mother Duck must do what
Mother Duck must do

Walking you to swimming school and
Walking you home
Caring for your aches and pains and
Seeing you don't roam

Picnic fun
In the sun
Playing tag together
Flying with the dancing winds
Enjoying any weather

But sometimes in the tiny hours
When you are fast asleep
And I have time to sit and dream
While moonlight shadows creep
I hang a wish upon a star
That I will always keep
Your gentle love
Your sweetest smiles
And never let you weep

* Published link in El haiku en español Diario today!

Monday's Child - (an illustration from a children's book is the writing prompt) - is hosted by bkmackenzie


The Fool said...

Sweet poem.

Stafford Ray said...

Lovely poem, mother duck!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

ANd that's what Mother Duck's are for......

signed...bkm said...

A true mama duck --doing what she must do and keep her ducklings safe at night in their sleep....thank you for sharing..bkm

Jingle said...

cute mother duck..

well done.



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