Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mother and Child

Painting by Jacob Jordaens

Mother and Child

Such gentleness
To have launched a thousand wars
Such love
To have burned so many bundles of flesh
Such folly
To believe beyond compassion
Such hope
That things can be healed

Behind the mother’s mask
A child.
Behind the child’s mask
A flower.

Such ancient frailty
To remain

Joyann Jones

aka: hedgewitch
December 2010

Posted over on her site Verse Escape
Listed as #25 over on Magpie Tales 45

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