Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Where I’m From


My version from the link in yesterday’s post ~ a template for writing your own version of “Where I’m From.”


I am from black and white pictures, powdered Tide and sprinklers.

I am from buttercup kisses, bare feet, orange groves and grooved dirt paths.

I am from honeysuckle, tomatoes and the persimmon we couldn’t pronounce.

I am from arched eyebrows and Mary Kay.

I am from Easter Mass, picnics, tea towels and apple cheeks; from Mary and Elizabeth and her sisters in childhood slips. 

I am from theater and writers, intellect and wit. From Irish fire and Saints. 

I am from rosaries, candles and cathedrals, from lush green hills and the sea.

I am from the swamps of Florida and the whistle walks of D.C.

I am from the beauty of McColl and the strength of single mothers.  I am from compassion and laughter, survival and tears.

I am my mom.

I am me.

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. SO beautiful, Dawn!!! Thank you!

    I am from swamps and oak trees with reading nooks with Spanish Moss to tickle my cheeks when it gets scary

    From fireflies and sunsets

    From words – twisted dancing nuanced words

    Daughter of the Great I Am – the Word made flesh

    One of the Sisters from Yesterday – backing into the Sunrise

  2. I do love your twisting, dancing nuanced words, such rhythm in the layers
    Love you!

  3. That is beautiful, Dawn! A VERY Happy Mother's Day to you, as well!

    I remember my daughter doing writing a poem with that format last year. I like it! Now that I know where to find the "how to", I might give it a go. :-)

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is beautiful Dawn. It made me happy to read it.

  5. That was beautiful Dawn. Thank you for sharing...And yes, you are from all of those things...and most of them must have been pretty awesome....because you are-AWESOME!

    Love Aunt Mari

  6. Thank you all for the lovely words:)


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