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Jessie Mitchell’s Mother

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Into her mother’s bedroom to wash the ballooning body.
“My mother is jelly-hearted and she has a brain of jelly:
Sweet, quiver-soft, irrelevant. Not essential.
Only a habit would cry if she should die.
A pleasant sort of fool without the least iron. . . .
Are you better, mother, do you think it will come today?”
The stretched yellow rag that was Jessie Mitchell’s mother
Reviewed her. Young, and so thin, and so straight.
So straight! as if nothing could ever bend her.
But poor men would bend her, and doing things with poor men,
Being much in bed, and babies would bend her over,
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Khairul Ahsan 27 November 2020
'Only a habit would cry if she should die' - very well said! Congratulations to the poet on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 November 2020
" Her way will be black" ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 November 2020
" her exquisite yellow youth " fantastic conceptualization. Well deserved modern poem of the day.
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The shabby and the bright: she, almost hating her daughter, Crept into an old sly refuge: “Jessie’s black And her way will be black, and jerkier even than mine. Mine, in fact, because I was lovely, had flowers catching poem
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 November 2020
Triumphant long-exhaled breaths. Her exquisite yellow youth... live long the beauty of Jessie Mitchell’s Mother// it's beautiful poem
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 March 2020
”Jessie’s black And her way will be black, and jerkier even than mine. Mine, in fact, because I was lovely, had flowers Tucked in the jerks, flowers were here and there....” very fine poem. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 April 2019
good poem with a real taste.. tony
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