Wandering and Wondering-A Poem for Mother

I wander through the meadow and wonder

what is admirable, honorable, precious?


A robin flutters to the ground. Snatching a twig

she takes wing to tree and nest.

A home is under construction,

twig by twig, grass and string.

I wonder at the faithfulness

this little bird invests in her home.

Synthesizing, fortifying, tempering

to withstand the wind and storm.

I wander through the meadow and wonder

what is admirable, honorable, precious?


Who nurtures the flower,

providing and fostering growth so lovely.

Alone, yet surrounded, by dissimilarity.

A touch of passion in a field of hush.

Devotion and fidelity of creation

promotes seed to jubilance.

Benevolent offering of field to sky.

I wander through the meadow and wonder

What is admirable, honorable, precious? 


Through the pines, imperial and lofty,

steps softened, light filtered, stillness reigning.

To water’s edge, diamonds glistening and glittering

on rippling relaxation. Pondering mysteries, time settles.

Diamonds flickering to rubies,amethyst, topaz.

Moonstone budding on horizon.

Twilight enters without a sound, beckoning me home.

Through the pines softly, tranquil passage forest to field.

I wander through the meadow and wonder

What is admirable, honorable, precious?


Regress home, the hearth is where the heart is.

Bouquet of dinner entices, lucent porch coaxes.

Peace, grace, honor await. I comprehend

what is admirable, honorable, precious.

“Hi Mom”, I say.

Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!

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Frieda Babbley profile image

Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

How far out beautiful is this?! Perfectly chosen words. Gorgeous photos. I'm left a bit speachless and thoughtful. Thanks for writing this.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks Frieda, I wanted to write something for my Mom. I hope she likes it as much. :D


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Hi badcompany, Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked it. :D


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Kari the poet. Great work. Thoughtful writing and choice of words. The photos perfectly matched. Did you take these photos? They are awesome!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I bet your mom loves it! It really is beautiful, k@ri.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Peggy, Thanks..."the poet"...that sounds so unlike me, yet I found that I really enjoy it! Life is full of paradox. I took some of the photos. I have been out taking photo for a while now, trying to build up my inventory.

Thanks LM! Congratulations on HubNuggets! That is a wonderful hub!!! :)


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Isnt that what it is really all about? Very nice.


mdawson17 7 years ago

Very nice hub! This poem is breath taking to say the least! K@riI can say I am very honored to be a fan and follow your work you are an awesome writer!


ladyvenus 7 years ago

Nice poem. i love the photos too.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Paper Moon, Yes, in my book it's all about MOM! I'm glad you liked it!!

mdawson, you are sooo kind to me! I am honored to know you...you have a great message and are a wonderful person!!

ladyvenus, Thank you so much! I am glad you liked it.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Enjoyed this


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Excellent poem and gorgeous complimentary pictures. I'll have to check this out again!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

cindy, I'm glad you liked it!

Tom, Thanks for the kindness! Come back anytime!


TheSandman 7 years ago

Great Pictures, good writting, the egg would have no Robin with out the egg


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Sandman, Thanks for stopping by! Or should we say, the Robin would have no egg, but for the Robin??? LOL


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

3 words! admirable, honrable, and precious! I use to see that so often as a kid.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

May, Did you see it in your Mom? These words mean my Mom to me!


TheSandman 7 years ago

First there is no mountain then there is, it's the it's the yin yang, it is life, the eternal circle of truth and unknown


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Truth and the unknown...yes, it is an eternal cycle. Even if our parents are part of us, they are still unknown. I do not know where my wild side comes from, only that it is.


TheSandman 7 years ago

Over A fire place and some wine we could wax eternal, or eternal fire and wine we would burn for ever, either in bless or hell or a circle of...


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Laila Rajaratnam 7 years ago from India

Wonderful poem and amazing pictures!It touched me so!:)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Nice tribute. And i love how you fuse the words with the images - like horse and carriage indeed! Thanks for sharing ;D


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Oh, so nice Hub really. Gives a reason to ponder. There is a great harmony between the poem and the pictures.


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Tom Koecke 7 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

You have a beautiful mind.


mamakaren 7 years ago

Well, K@ri, my dear daughter, I'm blowing my cover with all your fans, but I am so moved and honored by your thoughts. This is the best Mother's Day gift I could ever imagine! THANK YOU! And as another who appreciates wordsmithing, PLEASE keep writing poetry.Your imagery is breathtaking! I love you so, my dear child-woman.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Laila, If it touched you, then it did what it should and I am blessed.

Cris, For me words and images are closely intertwined. I am a very visual person and when I am writing poetry I can see it. I always feel lucky to find pictures to match my seeing!

shamelabbousch, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

Tom, You always say the nicest things! Thank you, my steps were guided well as a child.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Mom, Happy Mother's Day! I am so glad you liked it! It seems I like writing poetry more than I thought I would. :) I guess I will continue, it is quite challenging! I love you! You truly are admirable, honorable, and precious!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

What a beautiful child/woman you are and since I think part of it is your mom Happy Mother's Day to you both...

...you brought me to tears with this one..happy tears though and as said before  by other's "great poem and great illustrations "to go with...Thanks...G-Ma :O) Hugs


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Tom Koecke 7 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

(To the tune of Mrs. Brown)

Mamakaren, You have a lovely daughter!

Happy Mother's Day!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

G-Ma, Happy Mothers Day to you also! A big part of it is my Mom, she taught me so much about how to live life! I'm glad I could give you happy tears. Thanks for letting me know, I really struggled with this but maybe I got it right. :)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Baby YOU got it sooo right :O) hugs


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

G-Ma, That really means alot to me! Thanks!!! Hugs back! :D


TheSandman 7 years ago

I had to read this one again...just absolutely beautiful


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Thank you MamaKaren for K@ri and the wonderful example you led with that guided her to be as powerful and caring as she is. Thank you K@ri for rising to the challenge and allowing us to feel the depths of your honor and appreciation. My soul is lightened, my heart embraced... the love you two share brightens the world...


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Sandman, Thank you very much! I am very glad you like it. :)

SEM Pro, Thank you for such a wonderful comment! The love we share certainly brightens my world!


nazishnasim 7 years ago

Kari, Great poet ... Great Poem!


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California

Right on. Nice description of the timeless eternal now of nature. There's nothing like being caught up in the timelessness of the world in which we live. I like your questions as well. Admirable, honorable, precious. Very good virtues to be pondering.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Benji, Thanks! Admirable, honorable, precious = my Mom. :D


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donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

This really is a lovely poem. Your style is really impressive. What can i say - It is really great!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

donna, Thank you so much! {blushing} You are really most kind. :)

What I said to Benji is still true...she is a precious person!

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