Pagosa Springs Artists

In Praise of A Mother


How like a stone house
is the love of a mother!
Sturdy and dependable,
giving hope and succor
to all sheltering within

her tender protection,
a bulwark against
the vagaries of either
harsh climate or fate,
her cheery hearth

a well-loved gathering
place, her graciousness
a warm and welcome
embrace of both child
and friend, a space

to meet or mend,
a mountain retreat
in which to grow
mellow with wonder
at her memory ´


first published in Storyteller Magazine

also published in LONE STARS

©2013 Bonnie Manion


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