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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

  1. 1. Wedding Cake , Naomi Shihab Nye
  2. 2. My Mother's Funeral , Ira Sadoff
  3. 3. Mother , Herman de Coninck
  4. 4. Exile , Alicia Suskin Ostriker
  5. 5. My Mother Was No White Dove , Reginald Shepherd
  6. 6. Mother's Day , David Young
  7. 7. Chorus , Catherine Barnett
  8. 8. A House Just Like His Mother's , Gregory Orr
  9. 9. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  10. 10. ŒNone , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  11. 11. Mother And I Wept , hasmukh amathalal
  12. 12. Mom , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  13. 13. My Mother's Lesson In Empathy , Aufie Zophy
  14. 14. Edward, Edward. A Scottish Ballad , Anonymous Olde English
  15. 15. Gareth And Lynette , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  16. 16. Sister Helen , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  17. 17. A Mother Is... , S.M. Riggin
  18. 18. I Still Need A Mother , Mahfooz Ali
  19. 19. Mother And Daughter Love , valentine white
  20. 20. ~ Paean ~ , MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.
  21. 21. The Mother , Nesmah Elsayed
  22. 22. Like No Other...Mother , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  23. 23. Sylvia's Mother , Shel Silverstein
  24. 24. You Are My Mother , howard simon
  25. 25. The Tower Beyond Tragedy , Robinson Jeffers
  26. 26. Rose Mary , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  27. 27. The Gospel According To Lilith- Chapters.. , Lonnie Hicks
  28. 28. Mother , Sumita Datta
  29. 29. The Shadow-Child , Harriet Monroe
  30. 30. Œnone , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  31. 31. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
  32. 32. The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  33. 33. The Forsaken , Amy Lowell
  34. 34. Mother, I May Have Been A Naughty Child , Kazi Nazrul Islam
  35. 35. i Still Need A Mother , Bikramjyoti Kashyop
  36. 36. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  37. 37. Give Your Child A Heart. , Palas Kumar Ray
  38. 38. Mother , Rene' Bennett
  39. 39. Hermann And Dorothea - Iv. Euterpe , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  40. 40. The Victories Of Love. Book I , Coventry Patmore
  41. 41. Mother Mother Mother , Susie Sunshine
  42. 42. (200) Language Within (Oneryu) , premji premji
  43. 43. The Sea To The Shell , David MacDonald Ross
  44. 44. Goodbye Mother Dear , Morney Wilson
  45. 45. Mother The Biggest Gift Of Allah To Us , Mohammed AlBalushi
  46. 46. How John Quit The Farm , James Whitcomb Riley
  47. 47. The Litany Of Nations , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  48. 48. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  49. 49. Little Pierre's Song , William Topaz McGonagall
  50. 50. The Blind Slave Boy , Anonymous Americas
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