A Different Kind of Mother
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I’ve watched you these last few nights,
Mother, spinning your web of lights,
in the beauty of dark moon shine
when fears of languid blackness
fill a human mind.
Did you seduce your lover, Mother,
and suck his frame dry?
Did you caress his sight with
ink-black legs? Weave for him delights?
My daughter and I have watched you,
Mother, in the deep ebony of night.
Orange bloated belly filled
with spiderlings; hourglass,
red-dark as blood.
Will your children be afraid of you,
Mother, will they scurry and hide?
Will you let them go, or eat them alive?
Will they learn your ways, Mother?
I think I am afraid of you,
Mother, I see your form in me,
there’s beauty in the light of dark,
and life isn’t free. Poison me, Mother,
I want to see…
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Photo by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 5/9/04
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|Reviewed by Patrick Talty
|Such a powerful, insightful poem. It is so evocative ; makes the reader reflect, meditate on its message and then compare and contrast it with the human condition... and especially self. Apart from those aspects, I thrilled at the power of your composition and the appropriatenedss of your words and images to the theme. I can only conclude by agreeing with other reviewers who have justifiably bestowed on you the title of True Poet!
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This was very creative. The pic of choice was great. I have never seen a spider with that colour, do they really come in those colours? It is beautiful.
Your poem is well-written and creative.
~ May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel ~
|Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop
|so chilling, it brought me out in goose pimples, but really illuminating
even motherly, such is creation, perceived & conceived, fine writing erin saludos robin
|Reviewed by David Livingstone
|The wisest of all, "A Different Kind of Mother" is teaching perseverance and wise work.
A masterpiece by a student of Creation, and Master of the Verse.
|Reviewed by Leonard Goslee
|I am impressed. This poem strikes the creative light.
You are a true poet, Honorable Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen. I learn from your writings.
Blessed be your days.
L. T. Goslee
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|BRILLIANT work, Erin...|
|Reviewed by Eva Black (Reader)
Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen.
Every time I visit your Den, I find a new light on your composition. This time, I am really taken by a feeling that Aristotle is reading "A Different Kind of Mother" for me. That is not an invention, but a true feeling... Yes, he is Proud of you!
This poem has impressed me. It made me think. It energized me deeply. "A Different Kind of Mother" is a poem that inspires the deepest part of one's intelligence.
May the world get to read your magnificent poetic pieces.
Keep writing, Poet. That is your main mission.
I do appreciate reading your works.
Eva Black, BFA
|Reviewed by Veronica Hosking
|Wow! This was a cool poem, Erin. I have to confess, I was thinking more along the lines of Charlotte's web when I saw the spider. Loved your twist though.
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|she is a beauty
in california often saw black widows, never this color tho,
here in oklahoma we have a large garden spider who makes the most wonderful webs and leaves us a nice huge egg sack each fall to produce a new crop each spring
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
*cringe* that is the mother of all mothers *cringe* LOL
but what a unique tribute to her! well done, i give you extra points for creativity!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
happy mother's day to you, if you're a mom! if not, happy day ANYWAY!
i've seen orange widows
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Ah Erin, I understand all to well, this was so moving and honest, excellent,
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|When the “Orange Black Widow” shows a mother "A Different Kind of Mother", and both face each other, and wisdom is learned to be shared with the accompanying Child, a new poem is composed in homage to Eternal Mother in Her course of Creation.
An outstanding poem from the womb of the creative VERB, poetized by a wise artist with words from a heart the pumps ICHOR.
Happy Mother'Day, Mother-Poet!
My blissful gratitude, respect and admiration.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU