10 of the Best Poems about Mothers

Continuing on the ‘best of’ theme…

Interesting Literature

The best poems about motherhood

Looking for a classic poem for Mother’s Day? Look no further. Whilst sentimental rhymes and rather sappy doggerel fills many a Mothering Sunday greetings card, these ten poems represent some of the best statements about mothers and motherhood ever written.

Ann Taylor, ‘My Mother’. Ann’s sister Jane Taylor (1783-1824) is best-remembered for having written the words to the children’s rhyme ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’, but this poem, written by Ann, is also well-known and has been much imitated and parodied. It takes the form of a question-and-answer back-and-forth where the answer is always ‘my mother’.

John Greenleaf Whittier, ‘Tribute to Mother’. In this short poem, the American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92) recalls the time when he was a small child and sat beside his mother’s knee. The poet’s mother restrained his ‘selfish moods’ and taught him a ‘chastening love’.

View original post 581 more words

One thought on “10 of the Best Poems about Mothers


    Hi Morgen, excellent poems about Mother’s day. In Greece it is celebrated on the 13th of May (when do you celebrate it in UK?).
    Obviously I cannot compete with those “superstars” of poetry, however here is a short poem of mine:
    Mother is one and only
    as we all say commonly.
    She for you will always stand up
    if sadness or joy comes up.
    A mother is a source of life
    that do not forget in your life,
    so give her a hug and kiss
    to make her happy don’t miss.

    I follow your articles in your site since the day you started.

    Kind regards
    Your Greek follower
    Stam Fassoulakis


We'd love you to leave a comment, thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.