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BLURB: Eight of Lou Swartz’s most beloved poems about…Mothers, Grandmothers and Children
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TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS
GUEST POST by LOUIS SWARTZ
Those whom I have known who have taken on this job are a singular lot. They possess a unique and constant love. This may be the love that holds our human world together. It contains no conditions or limitations.
She mends, she heals, she binds us up when we are broken. She is a willing ear, provides necessary succor. She lies beside us during the scary nights, a soothing presence who softens the edges of our childhood life.
She is a near ultimate in thereness. Mothers exemplify the native kindness inherent to humankind.
Watching from my high chair
In the pre – dinner dusk,
Utterly aware and concentrating.
Mother in apron, deft hands shelling peas,
Waning light through kitchen window.
In high chair straining to understand.
Daddy left a while ago
And daddy never came back.
Mommy told me he went to God.
Will Mommy go there too?
And where is it they would go?
Would I go there as well?
No, Mommy won’t go there.
Mommy is forever and always.
Dinner roast nearly done,
Wonderful smell warms my hungry tummy.
Mommy chopping salad on wooden block
Smiles mother’s smile at me,
How could Mommy be other than forever?
From Constructed of Magic And other Poems on the Immortality of the Human Spirit
*************************************HALL WAYS REVIEW: With the optional background music of Mozart's 12 Variations of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and the stunning artwork by Diane Woods, readers will thoroughly enjoy this excerpt of selected poems honoring mothers and grandmothers and the children they nurture.
In For Mothers, Grandmothers and Children, Mr. Swartz has shared his own reflections on the value of mothering as well as a selection of eight poems (including the Making Dinner above) from his full book of poetry, Constructed of Magic And other Poems on the Immortality of the Human Spirit. The poems touch on the wonder of watching and learning from each other -- whether it's a mother learning from a child or a child learning from his grandmother. Ranging from contemporary to legendary, each poem gives a memorable snapshot of moments in time, and Diane Woods's illustrations are a lovely complement.
As was the case in Swartz's Valentine's Day eBook, the sampling of poems included in For Mothers, Grandmothers and Children entices readers to want more. Fortunately, Swartz's complete book of poems is available at a discount for anyone who downloads the eBook.
Thank you to the publisher and author for providing me an eBook copy in exchange for my honest opinion -- the only kind I give.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Louis Alan Swartz has dedicated his life to helping others find their ability as immortal spiritual beings. He has traveled extensively in Africa, India, Europe, and the Middle East. He lives in Los Angeles with Connie, his wife of twenty-eight years.
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