Morning Song focuses on celebrating new life. In fact, Poems For New Parents is the subtitle, but really, the poems, songs and snippets are a suitable gift for anyone with children in his or her life.
The collection includes poetry from the Bible to Sappho to Yeats and
Frost, and contemporary works from Alice Walker and Mary Jo Salter.
There are pieces that will ring true for grandparents, dads and
caregivers of all sorts, but there are also poignant pieces just exactly
for the weary moms among us:
She wanted a little room for thinking:
But she saw diapers steaming on the line,
a doll slumped behind the door.
So she lugged a chair behind the garage
To sit out the children's naps.
- A section from "Daystar" by Rita Dove
Poetry is really so accessible, and, let's face it, when you are too tired or too busy to crack open that novel, a poem can be like a truffle -- a dense little package of goodness, easily consumed while on the run, and one that can lift your mood for the rest of the day. - Barbara
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