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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 20th August

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


before

they were my daughters . . .

wildflowers


---- Meredith Ackroyd

(Frogpond, Volume 44:3, in Autumn 2021,Winner of Touchstone Award for Individual Poems 2021)

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Anju Kishore
Anju Kishore
Aug 24, 2023

Such a beautiful jux...daughters and wildflowers.

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I have always been fascinated by the wild things of the world, be it wildflowers, wild berries, wild animals or the vast wilderness out there. So no wonder this poem grabbed my attention from the very first time I read it. A mysterious and joyous poem but what’s most interesting about it is the connection between the first two lines and the L3. A very uncommon juxt. That never stopped to fascinate me and I went back to it again and again. Till Meredith Ackroyd came to my rescue...


Here is the story in the poet's own words.


As a poet who is writing while also raising children, many of my poems are about the experience of mothering. Oftentimes, thes…


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 25, 2023
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Thank you so much Meredith Ackroyd for putting this so well. It really moved me and I understand the various thought behind this. Beautiful poem!!

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Aug 20, 2023

Read this and liked this earlier too!

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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
Aug 20, 2023

Even after they are our daughters....wildflowers...

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Aug 20, 2023
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Yes, how beautiful! Let wildflowers be _()_

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