The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

M.A.M.A. Issue 27: Art by Carolina Brunelli, Poetry by LB Williams

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The ProCreate Project, the Museum of Motherhood and the Mom Egg Review are pleased to announce the 27th edition of this scholarly discourse, in which art and words intersect  to explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. Using words and art to connect new pathways between the academic, the para-academic, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest. #JoinMAMA

Art by Carolina Brunelli

Visit ProCreate Project for more work by this artist.

Poetry by L.B. Williams

L.B. Williams

When You Were Wild

(after Louise Erdrich)

When you were far away

snow fell green

Where trees were white hoary mountains

When three hundred year old men

could sleep beneath eagles

and become boys again

When I called to you

my voice at first a whisper

When all the mandrake roots were

taken from the earth

When a wind sighing chant

brought you to me.

 

 

Originally published in Mom Egg Review Vol. 13

 


L.B. Williams is the author of Letters to Virginia Woolf, (Hamilton Books, 2005). Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Washington Square, Mom Egg Review, Sunrise from Blue Thunder (A Pirene’s Fountain Anthology). She has also published two poetry chapbooks, Sky Studies, (Finishing Line Press Fall 2014), and The Eighth Phrase (Porkbelly Press, October 2014). A new poetry chapbook, In the Early Morning Calling, is forthcoming this year from Finishing Line Press. She is Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New
Jersey. www.letterstovirginiawoolf.com.

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