Flowers for My Mother, and: Sunny Morning, February

Flowers for My Mother, and: Sunny Morning, February Carolyn Miller Flowers for My Mother All through my childhood and on every visit home I went into the woods and along the blacktop roads, picking flowers for my mother. I brought them back to the house--wild roses, daisies, violets, redbud, honeysuckle, the tiny white ones that turn into beggar's lice-- trailing petals and dirt and insects across the floor, and put them in a vase and set them on the dining table, where they slowly died, dropping leaves and pollen and pistils and tiny hairs on the shining surface, bringing old news from the growing world. Sunny Morning, February And then I realized that spring was here, that the plum trees and tulip trees and acacias had been blooming for weeks in the cold and the fog, that though it was late, Chinese New Year was almost here, and for a while, maybe no one else I loved would die, that I should go out and make my way among the people buying pomelos and quince blossoms, feeling the sun on my face both for myself and for those who no longer could, and I walked out into my ghost-filled city, and it shone. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Flowers for My Mother, and: Sunny Morning, February

Prairie Schooner, Volume 86 (4) – Jan 26, 2012

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-nebraska-press/flowers-for-my-mother-and-sunny-morning-february-01m0ftPBwC
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 the University of Nebraska Press.
ISSN
1542-426X
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Carolyn Miller Flowers for My Mother All through my childhood and on every visit home I went into the woods and along the blacktop roads, picking flowers for my mother. I brought them back to the house--wild roses, daisies, violets, redbud, honeysuckle, the tiny white ones that turn into beggar's lice-- trailing petals and dirt and insects across the floor, and put them in a vase and set them on the dining table, where they slowly died, dropping leaves and pollen and pistils and tiny hairs on the shining surface, bringing old news from the growing world. Sunny Morning, February And then I realized that spring was here, that the plum trees and tulip trees and acacias had been blooming for weeks in the cold and the fog, that though it was late, Chinese New Year was almost here, and for a while, maybe no one else I loved would die, that I should go out and make my way among the people buying pomelos and quince blossoms, feeling the sun on my face both for myself and for those who no longer could, and I walked out into my ghost-filled city, and it shone.

Journal

Prairie SchoonerUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jan 26, 2012

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off