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Maternity

Rating: 3.3
One wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,

"Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain,
A mother, a mother was born."
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Suryendu Chaudhury 25 October 2020
The most tenderest and sincere sense of pathos marks this poem.
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Mahtab Bangalee 11 December 2019
motherly love alive forever for her child even the lost child!
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Khairul Ahsan 28 May 2019
One of the best poems I've read in recent times! 10/10. A mother was born in pain. The poetess felt that pain. This poem is the outcome. Dead children are never forlorn, to a 'mother'.
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Paul Amrod 27 May 2019
One knows how deep the pain of death and loss must be.
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 May 2019
New born! ! ! Pain, Death. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ruta Mohapatra 27 May 2019
Touching, sensitive portrayal!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 May 2019
A very touching life song depicting the intensity of grief of the mother who had lost her new born baby ten years ago. Well deserved classic poem of the Day.
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Sandra Black 27 May 2019
A very touching poem Alice. Well deserved commendation.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 May 2019
This poem is on sadness gives the readers impressive thoughts. It justified to be chosen as the poem of the day.
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She never knows motherhood if the child was never born. Motherhood, an easy word, but precious to bear and a pride to have got this predicate. True delicate, but it be so. She is a poetess of thought provoking poems. CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day, dear family of Alice Meynell. I love this poem so much.
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