“Mother in the Morning” – Poem by Caribbean Poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Gardener of Small Joys - Painting by Danielle Boodoo-Fortune

“Gardener of Small Joys” – Painting by Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné
Source: Wings & Fire

My Poetry Corner July 2016 features the poem “Mother in the Morning” by Caribbean poet and artist, Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, who lives in the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Raised by her two grandmothers, her maternal grandmother of East Indian descent and African-Chinese paternal grandmother, Boodoo-Fortuné’s creative work reflects their influence during her formative years.

In her poetry, Boodoo-Fortuné depicts the woman, the sacred feminine, as a hero in her own right regardless of her marital status. This shines through in her featured poem.

In the first stanza, the mother escapes from her morning chores for a moment of solitude.

Mother sips tea in her garden on mornings,
abandoning the kitchen that echoes with breakfast,
lunch kits, laces untied, and the dripping faucet…

The woman’s role as mother does not bind her to the home and…

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