Monday, September 20, 2010

My Dad My Daughter


They are like the moon to me
Waxing and waning
I am charmed by them 

They are like the sun to me
Hot tempered
I am alarmed by them

They are like the stars to me
Distant by their choice
Linked only by fate


Original poem and artwork by Kristen Haskell

11 comments:

Jingle said...

lovely piece.

TALON said...

This was so interesting. So different, but so connected!

Lydia said...

Really fine work.

Marilyn said...

Very lovely poem/

fiveloaf said...

lovely piece.. i like it!

Myrna R. said...

So simple yet so telling. A nice description of the relationship between two loved ones.

Kristen Haskell said...

This is a poem about a woman whose father has not talked to her since 1985. In late 1986, having no family support she got pregnant and gave the baby up for adoption. Now that child has child or her own and really wants nothing to do with her birthmother. She is still angry.

Kavita said...

Oh.. this was a deeply sad, yet beautiful poem! The analogies were amazingly well done! But the stark reality beneath it makes one feel really bad for the person(s) in question...

Thank you for this fantastic take on the theme at poetry potluck! It was a unique treat!!

Olivia said...

Very Different and yet so vivid. Relationships- aaah as tricky and unpredictable as Love itself.

Here's mine:
http://oliviasmindlymatters.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/fire-inside-the-snow/

All the Best
xox

Olivia said...

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Vinny said...

Dear Kristen,
Read all your poetry today. Deep, touching, powerful, moving sentiments. Please email me soon.
Vincentiaschroeter@gmail.com