May 12, 2012

Poems for Mothers Day

Not so much Mother's Day greeting cards, but The Poetry Foundation collected some poems about moms that  are "tender, to funny, to mournful" and that explore what it means to be a mom and the special bond between mother and child.

Here's one older poem that I remember reading as a young boy.

To Any Reader

As from the house your mother sees
You playing round the garden trees,
So you may see, if you will look
Through the windows of this book,
Another child, far, far away,
And in another garden, play.
But do not think you can at all,
By knocking on the window, call
That child to hear you. He intent
Is all on his play-business bent.
He does not hear; he will not look,
Nor yet be lured out of this book.
For, long ago, the truth to say,
He has grown up and gone away,
And it is but a child of air
That lingers in the garden there.

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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