day on which to remember. 'Yes, you look pretty,' I think at the sky.
White chrysanthemum by Satdeep Gill licensed under Creative Commons
(A symbol of Mother's Day, which in Australia falls on the first Sunday in May)
De at dVerse recently invited us to try the Golden Shovel, in which a line of poetry provides end words for one's own lines. I've always been captivated by the two opening lines of Prufrock; here I've used both. However I didn't write a poem in time to link to the dVerse prompt. The combination of Mother's Day – in which I refrain from joining the facebook adulations – and Brendan's Mini-Challenge: Harrows and Hallows at 'imaginary garden with real toads' gave me my subject matter. I'm also linking the poem to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #301.