Featured Poets Page of Adanna Journal, where the theme is motherhood. Many poems, variety of topics and stances! Wonderful range of wonderful poets.
I do have a poem there, "Solipsism and a Schoolbus," that shows I am seldom sentimental about motherly things, often edgy and cranky, but, I hope, levelheaded with a sense of humor, too.
Yes, I'd have to admit that one of the things about motherhood is there's another parent. If we're lucky s/he's a good guy/gal! And there. Most of the time. And listening. At least some of the time.
Another great place for motherhood poems is Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined, and I probably directed you to my poem there, "After the Playground," when it appeared in August. It has acquired some comments since, one added today by me, incorporating a typo, I see, after I came back to re-do, having failed originally to type in the "code words" that allow me to post by proving I am not spam.
Sigh...evidently, I was spam.
I tried not to be too cranky in responding to a comment by "Chris," who did not leave his/her last name. Is that my sister Chris? I don't think so, as I think the tone of the comment is accusing me of some dishonesty and calling me "clueless," but maybe I am too sensitive to slight.
It was time to get a little cranky, too, as Cranky Doodle Day has been sorely under-served in this blog.
Anyhoo, I hope you will go read some motherhood poems at Adanna and Literary Mama.
And note that Adanna has a call for submissions for the Featured Poets Page up now for poems on the theme of "body image."