mother’s eulogy
finally I tell her
what she wanted to hear

 


6 Responses

  1. Valentina Says:

    This haiku has a haunting quality to it and captures the complexity of family relationships.

  2. T. Johnson Says:

    Quite beautiful and poignant. Captures the sometimes fraught relationship between mothers and daughters.

  3. Magyar Says:

    Farewell,
    as I now speak
    my thoughts I should have shared;
    in mind and eye, your heart should feel
    the care..

    __Debbi, your 'deep sense' verse says, 'tis never too late.. _m

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    mother’s eulogy
    finally I tell her
    what she wanted to hear

    —DEBBI ANTEBI
    .
    It is amazing how we come to the right place with our parents, but in the last days or at our memorial speech.
    .
    Both my mothers died within four days of each other. I managed to see my birth mother just a short time before she passed. My adoptive mother, in her last days, began to realise how much I had done, and that I would make sure she would be okay to her last days.
    .
    Each last meeting I learned a little more about the parts I did not know.
    .
    .

    baby photos
    
from my birth mother…

    how do I say hello to me


    Alan Summers

    Publications credits:
    The Heron’s Nest (Vol XIV, No. 2: June, 2012)
    The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem: Daily Haiku December 2012 (31 poems): Children
    .

  5. Shrikaanth k. Murthy Says:

    Totally love this Debbi.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Oh, this is sad. Very touching, Debbi.

    marion

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