Carol A. Hand
When I read poetry that speaks of soul-deep love
I wonder if there’s something wrong with me.
When I think back, it’s not romantic love that touches me most deeply.
It’s a mother’s love for a daughter.
Photo: Minnesota State Park – Fall 2011
We have lived through many challenging times
in more states than I can remember,
ridden horses together on Haleakala
and traveled by ferry to Madeline Island,
one of the ancestral homes of the Anishinaabeg
where we saw a magical epeaturstrich.
Photo: Haleakala, Maui – Fall 1998
When I think of enduring love, dear daughter,
I think of you and the words of an old song.
Photo: Turners Falls, Massachusetts – Summer 1974
Of all the people and places I remember fondly,
“In my life – I love you more.”
(for my beloved daughter, Jnana)
Video Credit: Emi Fujita, singing the Beatles song “In my life”
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