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A Blessing

Rating: 4.6

The Mother's heart, the hero's will,
The softest flowers' sweetest feel;

The charm and force that ever sway
The altar-fire's flaming play;

The strength that leads, in love obeys;
Far-reaching dreams, and patient ways,

Eternal faith in Self, in all,

The light Divine in great, in small;
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poetry is a selection from the works of Swami Vivekananda and was written to Miss Alberta Sturges from Perrors Guirec, Brittany, France, on September 22, 1900.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 04 February 2017

lovely poem to be passed around.

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Ramesh T A 27 January 2016

Sure, Swami Vivekananda has a flame of tongue to utter truths like this in poems pure from the heart!

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Douglas Scotney 04 February 2018

It'd be pretty good to have all those and more.

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Susan Williams 04 February 2018

A blessing every Mother would want to confer upon her child- simply and lovingly written. Thank you, PH, for posting this today..

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Bree Z Love 04 February 2018

A Mother's Love is an God sent Blessing, A Wonderful Gratitude Poem and show of admiration!

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A mother's heart as soft as a flower so beautiful! ....10

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Prabir Gayen 22 June 2020

The charm and force that ever sway The altar-fire's flaming play; ....////

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Prabir Gayen 22 June 2020

The Mother's heart, the hero's will, The softest flowers' sweetest feel;

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j.karthikeyan 30 May 2018

faith never fail

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 04 February 2018

Mother's love, second to nothing. A perfect thought wrapped in a hearty poem. X

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