I sat among the guests on bales of prickly straw,
the afternoon sun hot on heads and backs,
the expanse of Tuscan sky a perfect blue.
And so, daughter, were you,
perfect in your wedding dress, in your hands
a pastel bouquet and single flower in your hair.
I admit, I shed a tear,
feeling that a part of me had gone forever.
When the celebrant announced
that you were now a wife.
I recalled the beginning of your life;
my happiest moment was then reflected
in that look of joy that made you glow
and made me happier than you’ll ever know.
Kim M. Russell, 14th July 2020
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: 8th Anniversary
This week at the dVerse Poets Pub, we are celebrating our eighth anniversary. One of its founders, Brian Miller, is our guest host for this Tuesday’s Poetics.
Brian says that moments captured in photographs can evoke a lot of emotion, stir our own memories, and invite us to add our own story. Today, he wants us to capture a moment in our verse and clearly describe what is in that moment, paint a picture with words that will evoke the emotions and experiences of others.