Sunday, 13 May 2012
my mother's hands
Last week I woke up to an email informing me that my poem My Mother's Hands has been awarded first prize in an open-themed poetry contest held in Texas. I'm not very good at coming up with titles for any of my works so I believe that "my mother's hands" is more than enough to tell you about what I've written. Inspiration for this poem wasn't my mother's hands per se but experiencing what she had done for me. And what better time to win this contest than now for this was like an early present to my mother for Mother's Day. Thanking my mother with a poem wasn't enough, I felt, so I spent an afternoon learning to make rainbow cakes and another morning making one just for her.