Walter W. Safar

Veteran Poet - 1,079 Points (6.08.1958 / Sherman)

A Poem To Mother Marija - Poem by Walter W. Safar

As recently as yesterday, my mother lived,
As recently as yesterday, the northern wind
Whispered to my mother brotherly
Of its thousand years of wandering and solitude,
And today my mother died.
Tomorrow, her dear friend shall arrive,
The proud wind,
Bringing a flower
To lay it down on her silent chest,
To honor my mother's soul,
Which now - in its mooric purity -
Flies off to the higher sacred realms,
To scatter its love like crystal shells
On the face of a purple autumn day,
Along which all the sorrows and pains
Of your children stream.

And now, mother,
The time of departure and recognition has arrived:
The stars say that a life without love and compassion
Is but invisible and forgettable - merely a tread of ghastly feet,
Which are unable to leave a trace in sand or in the human heart -
I know and I feel it, mother,
That no wind or time
Could ever wipe away your traces,
Because, mother, your life was filled with renouncement and sacrifice.
Yes, mother,
You are the once and future light in the darkness of despair,
An angel who existed prior to arriving in heaven,
And got its wings,
Like the mother of my beloved snowflake Snjezana,
And so many other mothers
Who, while still alive, where to their children
The same you were to yours:
A light amidst the thick forest of human hipocracy,
A sun at the heart of the cold system;
Yes, I know and I feel it, mother,
Mother of humanity and mankind,
You are leaving this world with a smile,
Because your pure mooric soul
Flies off to those higher sacred realms
Where endless love rules.


I dedicate this poem to my mother Marija and to all the mothers around the world. This poem was written in immense pain and sorrow and, by God, it might have driven me down to my knees, broken and taken my will to live, but my love for my beloved snowflake Snjezana, and for poetry, have kept me alive.

I humbly pray before our beloved Lord for these verses to be spread from soul to soul along the white heavenly fields by the soul of my dear departed mother and her angelic wings, because everything is transient, save the soul, which is eternal.(Walter William Safar)

Topic(s) of this poem: lost

Form: Lyric


Comments about A Poem To Mother Marija by Walter W. Safar

  • (12/7/2017 5:40:00 PM)


    Hugs from me to you. I hope this poem lives on as those the spirit of your mom. (Report) Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (11/19/2017 4:15:00 PM)


    omorrow, her dear friend shall arrive,
    The proud wind,
    Bringing a flower
    To lay it down on her silent chest
    I am sorry to hear of your pain of losing your mother, may she rest in peace.
    Trying to send my bits of love to you and for all the people wo like us lost their mothers. My eyes are moisten the pain portrayed here with so much beauty is well known, may you heal soon and find your path towards smiles.
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  • (11/1/2017 7:49:00 PM)


    I am so sorry to hear about your mother, may her soul rest in peace. very sincere and poignant write. May God Almighty be with you in your time of need. take care (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (10/28/2017 9:29:00 AM)


    As recently as yesterday, my mother lived,
    As recently as yesterday, the northern wind
    Whispered to my mother brotherly
    Of its thousand years of wandering and solitude,
    And today my mother died.
    Tomorrow, her dear friend shall arrive,
    The proud wind,
    Bringing a flower
    To lay it down on her silent chest,
    To honor my mother's soul,
    - - - - - - - - The feelings of deep pain at the loss of your beloved mother finds profound expression which touches the core of my heart.This poem is a great tribute to your mother.My heartfelt condolence at your loss.May your mother's beautiful soul rest in peace.
    (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/28/2017 7:34:00 AM)


    Thanks for inviting me to read this poem, such an intimate feeling between a child and a mother here, the feeling is pure and i can feel the closeness of your voice that going deep into soul. It is a quite experience to travel my soul to this piece, a wonderful poem so congrats to you. Thanks for invite me to read this beautiful poem! :) (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/28/2017 6:57:00 AM)


    The love one feels for one's mother is matchless! The bond between a mother and child is the most sacred of all bonds. When one loses a mother, the grief he experiences also is incomparable. I understand that your mother has been an incarnation of love, patience and sacrifice. Be comforted at the thought that she lived a good life and now has entered a world where sorrow or distress will never enter! (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2017 4:49:00 AM)


    The beloved mother's final farewell to the world which is so sorrowful to the dear son.May the departed soul rest in peace and this poem is a dedication to her by the beloved one. All readers of this poem may be praying with the great son's mind and here I am also silent in this solitude. That I know those who are born are destined to die and what is relevant after all is their own love and service to the great word of humanity. Great the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (10/27/2017 11:32:00 PM)


    this poetry is an example to how a good poetry would form, struck by strong emotion. i condole from my heart. i am in your boat. (Report) Reply

  • (10/27/2017 12:18:00 PM)


    This is one of the most moving poems I've ever read, written in the very depth of your grief. I lost my mother when she was in her fifties. Like yours she was a very selfless person. I have had my moments of grief this last week as my cat, Mr Purry died. My wife died suddenly in the previous October. Think of the joy she gave you, my friend. She would have been proud yo have such as son. I shall include this poem in my favourites, Walter. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/27/2017 12:14:00 PM)


    It's so sad and emotional expression about the passing away of your mother with a universal appeal. May these sentiments 'spread from soul to soul along the white heavenly fields by the soul of my dear departed mother and her angelic wings'. My condolences on this occasion. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (10/27/2017 12:05:00 PM)


    Yes, mother's love is incomparable in the world! Your love and emotional tribute to your dearest mother will solace many like you in the world and that way love engrosses all for a better tomorrow with great hope indeed! It's a wonderful tribute! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/27/2017 10:24:00 AM)


    This is a great tribute poem brilliantly penned. An excellent expression of emotion is seen here. The proud wind has brought a flower for her to greet with love and peace. Mother of humanity and mankind is great to smile and bless all of us. Her soul is tender and love is endless....10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/27/2017 10:18:00 AM)


    And today my mother died! ! Sad News. May her soul rest in peace. Do have my sympathy. My own mother died two years ago. I really know the pain. Nice dedication. Please take things very easy along the line. Stay blessed always. (Report) Reply

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