Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Eclipse

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This strange dusk at noon, masking
a fire that can sear our vision
with its intensity, the radio warning us
to shield our eyes.
It is noon for you also,
my daughter, and darkness travels
across your fierce light.
I make a pin-hole for a few words;
"How are you?" I ask lightly,
as if I could journey through space,
as if I could touch that raw
flaming. I am your mother
but I cannot pull the moon
down from the sky.


Marguerite Guzman Bouvard is the mother of a daughter and a son, and she is a grandmother to two granddaughters. She has published four books and two chapbooks of poetry, and several books on women and human rights including > Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. She is a resident scholar with the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and a member of the American Society for Reserach on Mothering.


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