Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.
--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Sunday, May 11, 2014

On Mother's Day--

Raphael, Sistine Madonna detail via Wikipedia, public domain
Remember the bereft Nigerian mothers--their girls stolen--and all mothers who mourn.
There is little enough we can do for any of them; Amnesty International petition here.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.
They have clung to me all my life.
--Abraham Lincoln

7 comments:

  1. Drat--I made a nice long comment and clicked on "publish" only to see it disappear. Hope it was not eaten by the Balrogs who live in yr blog, madam!

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    1. Mary, do a 'copy' function before you enter. Maybe you hit the wrong button because it's not in the blog Abyss. Alas.

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  2. Yes, those bereft mothers! I did sign the AI petition a couple of days ago but wonder if it will help. Such a world....

    Hope your day is lovely and full of love!

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    1. Yes, one can wonder if anything we can do helps.

      Thank you, and the same to you! Going out to dinner later... And had a lovely mother's day breakfast and a visit with one of my painter buddies. And phone calls and so on!

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  3. Is there a post here I've missed?

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    1. Hi Robbi--

      Not sure what you mean... Maybe! Happy Mother's Day.

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    2. Have you thought of contacting the NPR local book shows about your NPR/PBS anthology? A thought.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.