Julia Ward Howe

(1819 - 1910 / United States)

Julia Ward Howe Poems

1. Tribute To Oliver Wendell Holmes 4/20/2010
2. The Dead Christ 4/20/2010
3. Our Orders 4/20/2010
4. The Flag 4/20/2010
5. Limitations Of Benevolence 4/20/2010
6. The Bee's Song 4/20/2010
7. Robert E. Lee 4/20/2010
8. Coquette Et Froide 1/1/2004
9. Mother's Day Proclamation 1/1/2004
10. Mother Mind 1/1/2004
11. My Last Dance 1/1/2004
12. Battle Hymn Of The Republic 1/1/2004

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Mother's Day Proclamation

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the voice of a devastated ...

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