What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels ?
Why are the young trees described as 'sprinting' ?
Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children 'spilling out of their homes' ?
Why has the mother been compared to the 'late winter's moon' ?
What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify ?
What are the thoughts of the poet as she is driving from her parent's home to the airport ?