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Whistler's Mother

Feb 23, 2018

If you put Whistler’s Mother in a pair
of jeans and muckboots,
and pull her gray hair back
into a pony tail she might look like
any ol’ gal at the farmer’s market.
Bonnets and black dresses didn’t do
any favors for young hearts in old bodies.
Who knows? Whistler’s Mother
may have longed
for a contra dance, to not be confined
to a wooden chair for eternity.
Her feet may have longed for a twirl around the room,
the white handkerchief in her lap
dabbing tears away,
between the brush strokes,
of some long abandoned dream.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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