For Delaney, Upon Entering College

I drive you past Banana Moon Bay
……sing; say
all the words from A Friend in the Moon
……a simple tune
I crooned by your bed about a ladder
……dusting the matter
from the here &now, the after &after
reaching for stars to strengthen your arms
adding your polish, lending your charms.
Sing-say a simple tune, “Dusting the Matter.”

new form poetry for De at d’Verse



  1. Wonderful, Angie! 🙂 There’s a lulling quality to this one that makes me want to sing it. And I love the title!
    I’m so glad you commented your link! Thank you!

  2. I’m running behind on everything. I just put our picture up too. One piece at a time….nothing in time, except the singsongy poem which came in its own time. Thanks De

  3. Lovely–yes, tuneful–work. An endearing photograph. I’m reading on another grey undistinguished winter day. This verse is just right. It’s balm.

  4. A super sweet poem touched with that bit of sadness of time passing, even though passing in a good way–great rhymes, rhythm and beautiful pic. k.

      • LOL! I still remember our first college visit. Spent all day being a “big girl” and then colored in coloring books on the drive home. Loved it!

  5. How you touch on so much mother-daughter in your slant, joyful way. Loved it.

  6. I love the singsong, almost nonsense rhyme, the kind we make with our kids, even when they’re way too old for them. Bittersweet and poignant, but thankfully, that picture just erupts in joy. Good luck, Delaney.

    • Thanks. She’ll start getting letters of acceptance/rejection as soon as next month! I’m too poor to visit her in Hawaii. So we shall see…

    • My niece finally convinced me and my girls to do a stinking photo shoot. Not going to lie…I loved the idea and they did not.

      • Your niece is clearly very talented. And even though they grumble about it now, I’m sure your daughters will appreciate it one day. These moments are so fleeting!

      • Thanks Gina! I will definitely tell my niece that you said that about her skills, she’s just starting out on this enterprise.

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