Treasure Island

James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Being His Mother


Being his mother--when he goes away
I would not hold him overlong, and so
Sometimes my yielding sight of him grows O
So quick of tears, I joy he did not stay
To catch the faintest rumor of them! Nay,
Leave always his eyes clear and glad, although
Mine own, dear Lord, do fill to overflow;
Let his remembered features, as I pray,
Smile ever on me! Ah! what stress of love
Thou givest me to guard with Thee thiswise:
Its fullest speech ever to be denied
Mine own--being his mother! All thereof
Thou knowest only, looking from the skies
As when not Christ alone was crucified.

Submitted: Friday, April 09, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Being His Mother by James Whitcomb Riley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Down below, GRANT FRASER
  2. لماذا, ala rhmn
  3. Branches Reaching, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. WHY, ala rhmn
  5. Pabsdorf's Regnen: Dawn of the Summer, Dozie Wogu
  6. Pabsdorf's Regnen, Dozie Wogu
  7. Herr! Herr! ! She knows Little, Dozie Wogu
  8. Herr Herr, Dozie Wogu
  9. Weinen Nicht: Cry of a Mother, Dozie Wogu
  10. Reality: Warum Nicht, Dozie Wogu

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Who's Who, Benjamin Zephaniah
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]