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Wedding Cake - Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

Once on a plane
a woman asked me to hold her baby
and disappeared.
I figured it was safe,
our being on a plane and all.
How far could she go?
She returned one hour later,
having changed her clothes
and washed her hair.
I didn't recognize her.
By this time the baby
and I had examined
each other's necks.
We had cried a little.
I had a silver bracelet
and a watch.
Gold studs glittered
in the baby's ears.
She wore a tiny white dress
leafed with layers
like a wedding cake.
I did not want
to give her back.
The baby's curls coiled tightly
against her scalp,
another alphabet.
I read new new new.
My mother gets tired.
I'll chew your hand.
The baby left my skirt crumpled,
my lap aching.
Now I'm her secret guardian,
the little nub of dream
that rises slightly
but won't come clear.
As she grows,
as she feels ill at ease,
I'll bob my knee.
What will she forget?
Whom will she marry?
He'd better check with me.
I'll say once she flew
dressed like a cake
between two doilies of cloud.
She could slip the card into a pocket,
pull it out.
Already she knew the small finger
was funnier than the whole arm.


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Poems About Mother

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  3. 53. Mother , Herman de Coninck
  4. 54. Exile , Alicia Suskin Ostriker
  5. 55. My Mother Was No White Dove , Reginald Shepherd
  6. 56. Mother's Day , David Young
  7. 57. Chorus , Catherine Barnett
  8. 58. A House Just Like His Mother's , Gregory Orr
  9. 59. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  10. 60. My Mother's Lesson In Empathy , Aufie Zophy
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  18. 68. ~ Paean ~ , MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.
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  20. 70. The Mother , Nesmah Elsayed
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  23. 73. Œnone , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  24. 74. Mother , Sumita Datta
  25. 75. Rose Mary , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  26. 76. The Shadow-Child , Harriet Monroe
  27. 77. The Gospel According To Lilith- Chapters.. , Lonnie Hicks
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  29. 79. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
  30. 80. The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  31. 81. A Vine-Arbour In The Far West , Jean Ingelow
  32. 82. The Forsaken , Amy Lowell
  33. 83. i Still Need A Mother , Bikramjyoti Kashyop
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  35. 85. Mother , Rene' Bennett
  36. 86. Hermann And Dorothea - Iv. Euterpe , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  37. 87. The Victories Of Love. Book I , Coventry Patmore
  38. 88. Mother Mother Mother , Susie Sunshine
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  41. 91. Goodbye Mother Dear , Morney Wilson
  42. 92. Mother, I May Have Been A Naughty Child , Kazi Nazrul Islam
  43. 93. Mother The Biggest Gift Of Allah To Us , Mohammed AlBalushi
  44. 94. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
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  46. 96. The Litany Of Nations , Algernon Charles Swinburne
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