Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What my son hears....

It is the first beautiful day in some time.
It is one of those glorious days.
The sun is brilliant in a bright blue sky.
I sit in a rocker on my front porch. Oh! the pleasures of the porch.
I close my eyes and just listen. I am surrounded by sound.
Chatting and singing and coaxing their young.
The rustle of leaves is frenzied.
I am transfixed.
Why don't I hear this everyday? It is mesmerizing.
It transports me to another place far far away...
perhaps to where my son is.
I think of him everyday
and wonder what he see's
and hears.
I picture him...sitting on a porch.
His eyes closed...

Wall art decor, print of an original oil painting, mom, boy, Treasures

I dedicate this post to my son Sean- nature enthusiast and future herpetologist. I love you son. You have opened my eyes and my ears. For that, I am forever grateful.

The Fine Art print above "Treasures"  is by the very talented artist Kat hannah. To see more of her artwork, visit her shop on  Etsy :   http://www.etsy.com/shop/KatHannah


  1. You're back! I was just cleaning out my favorites, and thought I'd check one last time. What a nice surprise.
    What a beautiful poem. I guess you are a poet as well as an artist. I wouldn't be surprised if you were a musician, too.
    Wow! Madagascar. I don't think my umbilical cord stretches that far. My daughter is only 15, so I haven't tested it yet.
    Hope you're feeling better. Keep enjoying the pleasures of the porch, & keep blogging!
    PS Love Kathannah's link, especially Daisy Chain. So sweet...I may have to buy it!!

  2. Donna, your words are beautiful. No matter how far and away they are, the bond is unbreakable.
    This was a joy to see.

  3. Thank you lovely "Vintage"...for giving me a last look-see!!! I blog all the time...in my head!!!! I just can't seem to manage everything in my world. I marvel at others...how they manage to create, blog, run a business, have a family and a "love life"!!!!...hahaha!

    Not a poet, not a musician. But, thanks!

    My boy is coming home soon. I can not wait, we all miss him (first time he and his twin have spent this much time apart)and want to hear of his adventures.

    Thank you for thinking of me and taking the time to post. I promise I will be back. ~Best to you~


  4. Hi
    Came across this blog that reminded me of yours. Hope you enjoy it!