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Connections: May 8

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2015-08 - 13 - Mother dove & chicksThe look

warning most unmeek:

Hell hath no fury

like a mother’s beak!

The look

that deadly laser eye

best maternal weapon

unloosed like banshee’s cry

piercing in its silence

commanding in its aim

it paralyzes enemies

and offspring all the same.

The look

a hybrid arsenal

of terror and of love

a mom has got to be

part raptor and part dove.

To all those women who have flapped and swooped that fine line between raptor and dove, a very happy day!

With more thanks to the S.W.Berg Photo Archives.

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4 thoughts on “Connections: May 8

  1. That is a truly awesome photo and I do believe you’ve written the perfect description of motherhood to go along with it! I’m going to be thinking about “part raptor and part dove” for a long time.

  2. Thank you, Bonny. My friend Bill has been good enough to send some of his great photos for me to use, and this one is indeed awesome. And, yes, we moms are a complicated bird.

  3. I’m very familiar with that “look” as you know, Maureen. Hope you had a lovely day.

  4. Yes, you would know it. I hope your day was lovely too, though the dismals seem to be getting the upper hand.

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