The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Marjorie Maddox – Poetry

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Daughter

by Marjorie Maddox

 

Always, I have grieved this day.
Gone and not-gone.
Your silence, thick, betrays.
Always I have grieved this day.
Ghost that turns your face.
Promise a song forgone.
Always I have grieved this day.
Gone and not-gone.


Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry—including True, False, None of the Above; Local News from Someplace Else; Wives’ Tales; Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation; Perpendicular As I—the short story collection What She Was Saying; four children’s books; Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (co-editor); Presence (assistant editor); and over 550 stories, essays, and poems in journals and anthologies. Please see www.marjoriemaddox.com

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