Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe Poems
|1.||Tribute To Oliver Wendell Holmes||4/20/2010|
|2.||The Dead Christ||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|
|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!
"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 ...