Sunday, May 11, 2008

Motherhood, Part III: Mother, I Love You

Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown

That best academy, a mother's knee.
~James Russell Lowell

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world.
~Kate Douglas Wiggin

If I was damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o'mine.
~Rudyard Kipling

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
~Jewish Proverb

Mother, I love you, Mother, I do,
Father in Heaven has sent me to you.
When I am near you, I love to hear you
Singing so softly that you love me too.

Mother, I love you, Mother, I do,
I want to help you because I love you.
I want to mind you, I want to find you
Happy and Smiling because I love you.
Mother, I love you, I love you, I do.

~Lorin F. Wheelwright

The holiest words my tongue can frame,
The noblest thoughts my soul can claim,
Unworthy are to praise the name
More precious than all other.
An infant, when her love first came,
A man, I find it still the same,
Reverently I breathe her name,
The blessed name of mother.
~George Griffith Fether

Second Estate

Sweet agony! Oh, sweating pain! The Door by
Which enters Breath, soft Breath, and fills the room with quiet relief.
Agony gone and pain suppressed,
Perfection embodied and counting, one, two, three, four, five…
Each hand embarking, not knowing, having chosen
With Love in the left, and Faith in the right,
Each curled up in safety,
Tightly, tightly.
Mother, than father hold
Tightly, tightly.
Love and Faith
Bounded, bonded, begins.

Copyright 2008

[This is me and my mother. Mom, I love you so much! Thank you for everything.]


Julie said...

I love those quotes and the pictures of mothers the world over. Yet the sweetest, I'm sure, is the picture of your own mother. And that is what makes the universe right.
Your poem was beautiful, too.
Thank you for sharing your gifts and for having a mother heart.

Jamie J said...

What a beautiful post.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Amazing, and so touching. Beautifully done Cheryl. :)

bythelbs said...

How lovely, Cheryl. And you are quite the poet. You should be working on getting a collection of those published.

La Mujer semilla said...

Hello Cheryl, I am Gloria. I have visited your blog and these posteds about the motherhood attracted me very much. I am sure that you will like my paintings and drawings very much.
Thanks for your posted. ¡Saludos!

Leslie said...

Beautiful post...I love your poem. You are one talented woman!