30 November 2009

Kaleidoscope Children

100 Word Challenge

This post is in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 word challenge: kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope Children

Prophecies come in dreams.
In my dream daughter
ate the tall plant in our house. I
feared it would take her, evolve
her into a new life form. It grew
wild, filled the house.

This greenwoman staked
her place on mother earth, glimpsed
her power connected
to dark rain forest plant people. Spoke
anew "all my relations."

It's specific, this
injunction. Leads to love. Brings
combinations of colors in shifting patterns. Enchanting
Little Ones mirror, mesmerize, evolve us all.

I panicked in my dream. Demanded
"No more plant eating!"
As if I could stop it,
or needed to.


  1. Lovely, Mary -- could only be written by a mother.

  2. Beautiful~ I'm not a mother (yet?), but I can definitely feel the energy in this. Love the last two lines.

  3. Who are the children in the photo? This piece evoked a lot of emotions that I can't quite define. That's good, I assure you. :)

  4. The children are my grandchildren born to my daughter and her Trinidadian husband.

  5. p.s. A photo of them currently is on my Nov 24 post.


Let's chat.