|Watering Can, Pierre Auguste Renoir - 1905|
"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."
– Alice Walker
Last week, Laura Purdie Salas challenged Ditty of the Month Club members to write water-themed cinquains. (Click here for more details and to read my interview with Laura.) Since then, the contributions have been steadily flowing in and I can honestly say I've been lapping up each and every one! This week I featured daily ditties by Kristi Veitenheimer, Violet Nesdoly, Margaret Simon, and Tamera Will Wissinger.
Today, it's my turn. Knowing that I would be posting my cinquain the Friday before Mother's Day, I gave myself an additional challenge– to write about a memory that is related to water and my mother as well. Surprise, Mom! Looks like you're getting your present a few days early.
|Girl with a Watering Can, Pierre Auguste Renoir - 1876|
I help Mommy
water plants and follow
her from room to room with soggy
Do you want some
too? Cool water trickles
on my head ‘cause I’m her little
© 2014 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
Wishing all of the mothers reading this (especially my own) an abundance of love on Mother's Day.
|Watering can flower arrangement, by Martha Stewart|
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Wouldn't you know, these water poems are making me crave soup! One would be hard-pressed not to find something to love at Jama's Alphabet Soup. Thank you Jama for hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup!