Sunday, May 07, 2006

Fat Blooms, an ode to my mother


This is for my mother, in the month of her birthday. Why shouldn't she take a whole month to celebrate!

Since we live on different continents and can't celebrate together, this post is for you Mum. Happy Birthday for the 22nd.
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Fat blooms engorged with summer
scent spilling to earth
petals fragrant on gathering fingers

you set the flowers on the table.

Brushing a speck from your cheek
you inhale the passing scent and
dip a finger to taste
the lemongrass and coconut and lime

you smile.

Tonight your family will dine
on curry with roses.

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19 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful; i did not know you were a poet as well as an illustrator...

the heartful blogger said...

Well, I do try, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Thanks for your comments.

HARDWAX said...

Sweet words, and love your fat blooms, wonderful piece, lucky mom.

Tony LaRocca said...

Very interestng poem, I've never had curry with roses before. You seem like a sweet daughter.

Hillitty Kukko said...

Lovely illo and poem :)

Roz Foster said...

Mom's with birthdays in May get double-whammies of gifts since Mother's Day hits mid-month, too. A happy one to yours and I'm sure she'll enjoy it with a vase of blossoms like that.

whyswomen said...

hi tammy...

i love your bouquet, your poetry, and your cat...great illustrations...and thank you too for your kind words about my red, white and black doodle...

maethebear said...

love love love love love it all!u have a great style with ur colouring pens ways...;¬)

creative kismet said...

Lovely colors! Very nice!

carla said...

You draw such pretty flowers! What a really lovely birthday tribute to your mother:>>>

Judy Scott said...

Happy Birthday to your mum, hope you all had a wonderful time, Love your flowers, Judy x

Judy Scott said...

Meant to ask how the move went? Jx

Steve said...

What a beautiful piece.
Great style

Toni said...

May is a gorgeous month for Moms, blooms and fresh air after a long winter. Lovely and beautiful is your art.

Teri C said...

Tammy, what a wonderful gift for your mother! I love the sentimentality of it all.

Kaya said...

Beautiful drawing, I love the looseness of the lines and the vibrant colours. And a lovely sentiment.

The Unknown said...

wonderful.
love

Ellen said...

Nice twist on the topic!

fenris said...

mm, i love the colours on the petals, delicious :)