Sunday, September 27, 2009

NEW from The Chairs Series -

"Old Ladder Back"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"... and in a chair well-known
my mother sat, and did not tire
with reading all alone ...
if I should make the slightest sound
to show that I'm awake,
she'd rise, and lap the blankets round,
my pillow softly shake;
kiss me, and turn my face to the wall,
and then sing Rousseau's Dream to me,
till fast asleep I fall ..."
- William Allingham

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

The sweet murmur of lullaby
helped me through the night
without fright,
nightmares. Shh, sleep now, hon.
She sat there, my mom.
And the song lingers on
in my memories. Please,
sing it once more.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

... (sigh!) ...

8:13 AM  
Blogger John M. Mora said...

cool tones and composition -

if i were a carpenter....

9:15 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Measure twice ... cut once!

9:17 AM  
Blogger layers said...

When I used to paint landscapes I often painted empty chairs-- so I still have an affinity for them-- and the lovely words-- memories of when I had my little ones at home.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

My own mother read aloud to me early and often. I often wonder if having been raised in a home without a television - until I was 8 or 9 years old - was an advantage. My imagination was both vivid and creative, I suspect, due to having to come up with illustrations for those stories by myself.

1:57 PM  

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