June 25, 2014 § 8 Comments


arranging my hair

in the mirror this morning –

my daughter smiles back


Image courtesy Caroline Ouzts Hay


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§ 8 Responses to resemblance

  • Miranda Stone says:

    I love this, Rachael. This past weekend, I was looking through old photos and found one of my mother on her wedding day. I was struck by how much of myself I could see in her. Everywhere we go, people say they know we’re mother and daughter because we look so much alike.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      That’s a lovely thing! I remember how beautiful my mother was the week before she died (she had amazing green eyes); and my eldest daughter and I grow more and more alike each time I see her. Love it!

  • sherinsk says:

    so this is little confusing.i guess you saw your daughter smiling back from the mirror?

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Sorry to have confused you. It is the nature of haiku to pose questions rather than answers, and to expand rather than converge our understanding. I think! My intention with this haiku (and it could be interpreted in any number of ways), is that I suddenly saw how I resembled my daughter. That was all 🙂

  • sherinsk says:

    do daughters love mothers more?

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