As Plato quotes, “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” A mother’s affection is the purest form of love that gives children the strength to achieve the unachievable. Inspired by the selfless and unconditional love of mom, poets around the world have created masterpieces as a tribute to their mothers. We present here a collection of beautiful short poems on mother by famous poets.
What Mother Means – by Karl Fuchs
“Mother” is such a simple word,
But to me there’s meaning seldom heard.
For everything I am today,
My mother’s love showed me the way.
To My Mother – by Christina Rossetti
To-day’s your natal day;
Sweet flowers I bring:
Mother, accept, I pray, My offering.
And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give Great happiness.
My Mother – by Ann Taylor
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
Tribute to Mother- by John Greenleaf Whittier
A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mother’s knee.
I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child’s blind sense of wrong and pain.
But wiser now, a man gray grown,
My childhood’s needs are better known.
My mother’s chastening love I own.
the sun and her flowers- by Rupi Kaur
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom
Nayyirah Waheed, “lands” from Salt
my first country.
The first place I ever lived.
Rupi Kaur, “I Will Have to Wait Until I’m a Mother” from Milk and Honey
i struggle so deeply
how someone can
pour their entire soul
blood and energy