Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mag 167, May 5'13 , Helpless

                       Young Woman Picking the Fruit of Knowledge, 1892 by Mary Cassatt

                                       " Do you know what you are doing ? really?
                                   Alicia, I wonder..Come down please!" 
                                   I said this to the young woman who
                                   had chosen to climb into the beautiful,
                                   blooming fruit tree.
                                   Pink blooms, pink dress- All ready for her
                                   graduation ceremony!
                                     She says it was because the lovely scent-
                                   I worry for the bees! If she gets stung
                                   we will be in the Hospital, not at the school!
                                     








16 comments:

Charleen said...

And she's not worried about soiling her dress? I like how you combined the figurative and the literal in this poem. Nice write.

Susan Lindquist said...

Worrying seems to come with the territory when watching kids move onward and upward ... your poem makes me think of my daughters and their bravado as they move onward into their lives and away from the safe ground of our family home ... great write!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...the tension between parent and child...they dont think of what could go wrong, and we cant what could be so right about it...smiles.

Jinksy said...

Guess she threw caution to the winds...:)

DCW said...

The scent of knowledge - I like that.

Kathe W. said...

nice observation of the image- habe a great week!

Kay said...

love her abandon!!

Steve E said...

Do you have a really fearless Tomboy living in your house?

My wife who died was a tree-sitter, in our early days climbing ever tree in sight. Then she would sit up there, and write poetry, or sketch for a future painting. Interesting.

Hope the gal made it to graduation, happily and on time!

Cad said...

I sometimes wonder whether any of us know what we are doing...

sreeja harikrishnan said...

cool... :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

I was a tomboy once...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Had to smile considering I had to help my son out of a tree this past weekend!

G-Man said...

This little story packed a punch.
Just your usual Izzy Genius!

(Thank you for inquiring about my truancy, you are such a sweet girl)

Lyn said...

She should definitely climb that tree..and dream on forever!

gautami tripathy said...

Such a pleasure to read this....

Beautiful!!!

I would rather pick the clouds

Dave King said...

I wouldn't worry, spirits such as hers must be free!