Birthday thoughts and wishes for Mom from abroad

Birthday thoughts and wishes for Mom from abroad
Birthday thoughts and wishes for Mom from abroad

The Scottish sea breeze
wafts in the window of
this friendly B&B on
Mom’s birthday.

I hear the passers by
with their expressive accents
laughing gaily enjoying today
one of the remaining sunny days of August.

What a great time to be born
whether in a little old-world town like Oban, Scotland
or a little new-world town in Wisconsin.

August is a month of harvest,
of cool mornings
and bright days,
of clear starry nights
and fresh ripe tomatoes a plenty.

My heart bridges the gap
across the ocean
across 3000 miles
across culture and time change
sending love and gratefulness to you Mom
on this beautiful day of your birth.

I will send you vibrations of love
and life and of loving life today
as I feel the rush of Lora Falls
in Connel in the green green of the highlands
and take in the breath-giving views of Loch Feochan.
I will send to your free spirit from mine
the awe of Easdale island
and calm of a walk on the pebbly beach of Oban
as the sun sets behind the wild windswept isles
of Kerrera and Mull.

I will lift a pint of Scotland’s finest
and toast to the life of a Mother
who has given me so much of me.
So here’s to you Mom
a Scottish blessing from your
daughter so near in heart:

“May you have,
Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks bedside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire”


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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