10 of the Best Poems about Mothers

24 Mar
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

1 Comment

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in writing


One response to “10 of the Best Poems about Mothers


    March 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    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: Logo

You are commenting using your 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.

%d bloggers like this: