The Sunday Poem: “Mother’s Day Brunch” by Russell duPont

May 11th, 2024

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The Sunday Poem is published weekly, and strives to include the poet reading their work.

Russell duPont reads his poem at its conclusion.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

We’ll have a little brunch for you —
pecan-crusted French toast,
oysters, smoked salmon,
a charcuterie board.

There’ll be some Jazz,
maybe some Blues
and while you sip on Mimosas,
Ella’s gonna stop by and sing

My Mother’s Eyes,
about how nothing
can replace the warmth
of a mother’s tender embrace

and her unselfish love.

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Listen to Russell duPont read his poem

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The photo is of the poet’s mother, Marie Wynn Dupont, taken in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, during her 1942 honeymoon

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Russell duPont is an artist and an author whose artwork is included in a number of public and private collections. He has published three novels, King & TrainWaiting for the Turk  and  Movin’ On, the sequel to  King & Train; two books of poetry; and two non-fiction chapbooks. His essay, “The Corner,” is included in the anthology Streets of Echoes. His work has been published in various newspapers and literary magazines. He was the founder & publisher of the literary magazine, the albatross.

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Listen to the 1968 recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing Abel Baer and L. Wolfe Gilbert’s 1929 composition, “My Mother’s Eyes” and Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods’ 1932 tune “Try a Little Tenderness” (with the Benny Carter Orchestra) [Universal Music Group]

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