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~

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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

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

3 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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I knew a lot of guys in the Corps that were raised by their Grandmothers. It is common among the rank and file of the armed forces. So many of us joined because the civilian world had failed us. Broken homes in crappy little towns with high unemployment. That's where a lot of us came from.

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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

What a shame, BR. But you and Coyote both turned out to be fine men and great poets, so your caregi.. read more
A beautiful poem and photo. Sometime the love of a grandparent is good enough. I was raised by dear Grandparent and I'm okay. Thank you for the amazing poem.
Coyote

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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote. Having read several of your poems, I know your Grandparent did a fine job raisin.. read more
You say a lot with a little. I love it. And I won't tell you to add another syllable.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, K. I appreciate your appreciation of less rather than more. Sometimes I do think that a lit.. read more
Oh Joyce..this is lovely. It reminds me of my daughter and my mother - they were the best of friends.
Hugs, Julie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Julie, for your kind words. Your child is blessed to have both a loving mother and grand.. read more
MsJewel

3 Years Ago

It is a shame Joyce. I wouldn't want to trade that love for anything!
Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Neither would I, Julie. Being a mother was the most satisfying and joyful thing I ever did!
The echo of those moments last a lifetime. This is very touching Joyce.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Anne, for reading and reviewing my poem. Children bless their caregivers with a love fo.. read more
icelandicblue

3 Years Ago

Ah, I misunderstood, I thought it was the woman who left behind the echo of her memory in her mother.. read more
Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

That's the problem with the tanka form, but also part of its beauty. It leaves so much room for dre.. read more
Wonderfully personal and touching. Children are a blessing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Pryde. Yes, they are a blessing to those who love and care for them but not for those who i.. read more
This is very beautiful and at the same time heart moving. Though it seems to be a very innocent and simple gift but if its coming from someone that is so special in your heart. It is priceless and would truly melt your heart out. Nothing else matters at that moment . Thanks for sharing Joyce ...I really appreciate reading this piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Neil, for reading and reviewing my poem. Just wanted to share my vision of the child in my .. read more
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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

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

3 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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