October 3rd, 2013

Mitchell's silver lining

Leaving Light

My youngest son will be 36 on Sunday.  Perhaps that is why I so resonate to this poem by Ella Eytan as enjoyed in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology for 2013.


Redwood Circle

The charred wings
of the mother's burnt trunk
flare
as if in salute to her children
who
are grown tall
with the light she has given
by leaving


    - Ella Eytan