eyes dancing

eyes dancing

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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a poem about a grandmother, a child and her missing mother . . .

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© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Graphic credit: Kris Albright Photography

Publication credit: Eucalypt: The Australian Tanka Journal 2012

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This is such a warm and heartbreaking piece, Joyce! I am so happy that child has her gramma to love her when her mother cannot. You do these short poems so well. Can you believe I still haven't tried my hand at tanka? What is wrong with me?! This evokes a lot of emotion. Nicely done. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Angi, for your insightful review. You understood what I was trying to suggest and I reall.. read more
Angi

4 Years Ago

Oh Joyce, never hesitate to post your work. I know many of us would support you. I love your work... read more



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A beautiful, yet heart wrenching piece, Joyce. And the picture that you posted with this is simply adorable. A little girl with pearls picking flowers. Very sweet indeed:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Rebecca. I appreciate your nice words very much. They mean a lot to me.
Poor child. But there are many reasons why mothers cannot fulfill their duties as parent to their children:
- if it is an unwanted pregnancy, the mother tend to escape from the kind of life she felt she cannot embrace
- if she has to work to another place and there's no option but to leave the child to the grandmother
- if she's too busy in her work (because she's the breadwinner), and the nanny is the grandmother herself
- if she find another family

It's so distressing when you see a child left behind by the mother. Thanks God there's a grandmother who truly loves and cares for the child.

Well-done, Joyce.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Dhaye. You have left a tremendously insightful review and I thank you for it. From what.. read more
beautiful poem joyce.....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Jeannear, for your very encouraging words.
And I love it when my girls pick weeds out of my yard to fill my vases. Lol, simply adorable.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Muse. Even dandelions are beautiful when a child gives them to us. Unfortunately for the c.. read more
Such pathos in this short poem, a stirring tribute of a grandmother's love and fortitude !

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

You are so right, Tom. I really appreciate your very insightful review.
So sweet and sad at the same time - a grandmother's ability to see the dancing eyes that the child's own mother gave up. Lovely tanka, Joyce!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Rita. I really appreciate your very nice revew.
Oh what a tale you tell here. The grandmother stepping in as the mother figure when the actual mother decides she deos not want the responsibility. The grandmother obviously is deriving pleasure from being around her granddaughter. Filled with the inncence of childhood and deep familial love. So lovely, Joyce. Wonderful Tanka. Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Lydi, you have made my night a much brighter one!
Lydia

4 Years Ago

Sorry for the typos....I am tired tonight.
Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Me, too. Sleep well, Lydi.
A very touching and emotive poem. It happens even in so many societies...Thank you for shedding the light...:)............

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Sami. I understand China has a big problem with this. It's a tragedy in my eyes. I really .. read more
I love the picture and the use of word is spot on

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Latifa. Your review brightened my evening!
but aren't they special,almost as if you never saw one
and the look in there eyes when they give it to you
real love

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your warm review, Ron. I'm always glad to see my work through your eyes.

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