11 Mother Poem by Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

11 Mother

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The picture
of a mother
standing guard
to the carcass
of her baby
for hours
moving a limb
food and water.

How soft
a heart
the pachyderm
in her

eyes welled
throat parched
I sat before
the TV,
my heart
like a millstone.

Evelyn Judy Buehler 16 January 2023

While watching a science program, I witnessed the grief of a baby elephant, whose mother was killed. The other herd members comforted the baby. It really tugged at my heartstrings. Elephants are very close knit. Love is the universal language. Great poem!

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Evelyn, as you said, love is The Universal Language, and Mother's love lasts. First watchers in the Western Ghats, India say that they have seen mother elephants returning to watch the mere skeletal remains of their cubs for years.

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Some African tribesmen have reported to have witnessed "rituals" of the elephants group, when one in the group dies.

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Love is the language of the universe, rather, Evelyn. Thank you for your detailed note, dear poet.

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Tomorrow, the 12 May 2024 Is Mother's Day. May I invite all the member-poets on ph to read this poem on motherhood

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Poet Magadha Rani has added this poem to her favourites. Thank you Dear Poet for favouriting this ode to motherhood

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Dr Dillip K Swain 14 May 2023

An endearing tribute to a mother who provides unconditional love and care to her kids. I express my sincere regards and respects to all mothers and virtuous women of this world. Happy mothers day dear Unni Ji...stay blessed!

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Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, all women

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On the occasion of Mothers' Day, I invite my friends and fellow poets to read this ode to Motherhood

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On the occasion of Mothers' Day, I invite all my fellow poets on PoemHunter to read this p

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Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

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