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The Mother Of A Poet - Poem by Sara Teasdale

She is too kind, I think, for mortal things,
Too gentle for the gusty ways of earth;
God gave to her a shy and silver mirth,
And made her soul as clear
And softly singing as an orchard spring's
In sheltered hollows all the sunny year--
A spring that thru the leaning grass looks up
And holds all heaven in its clarid cup,
Mirror to holy meadows high and blue
With stars like drops of dew.

I love to think that never tears at night
Have made her eyes less bright;
That all her girlhood thru
Never a cry of love made over-tense
Her voice's innocence;
That in her hands have lain,
Flowers beaten by the rain,
And little birds before they learned to sing
Drowned in the sudden ecstasy of spring.

I love to think that with a wistful wonder
She held her baby warm against her breast;
That never any fear awoke whereunder
She shuddered at her gift, or trembled lest
Thru the great doors of birth
Here to a windy earth
She lured from heaven a half-unwilling guest.

She caught and kept his first vague flickering smile,
The faint upleaping of his spirit's fire;
And for a long sweet while
In her was all he asked of earth or heaven--
But in the end how far,
Past every shaken star,
Should leap at last that arrow-like desire,
His full-grown manhood's keen
Ardor toward the unseen
Dark mystery beyond the Pleiads seven.
And in her heart she heard
His first dim-spoken word--
She only of them all could understand,
Flushing to feel at last
The silence over-past,
Thrilling as tho' her hand had touched God's hand.
But in the end how many words
Winged on a flight she could not follow,
Farther than skyward lark or swallow,
His lips should free to lands she never knew;
Braver than white sea-faring birds
With a fearless melody,
Flying over a shining sea,
A star-white song between the blue and blue.

Oh I have seen a lake as clear and fair
As it were molten air,
Lifting a lily upward to the sun.
How should the water know the glowing heart
That ever to the heaven lifts its fire,
A golden and unchangeable desire?
The water only knows
The faint and rosy glows
Of under-petals, opening apart.
Yet in the soul of earth,
Deep in the primal ground,
Its searching roots are wound,
And centuries have struggled toward its birth.
So, in the man who sings,
All of the voiceless horde
>From the cold dawn of things
Have their reward;
All in whose pulses ran
Blood that is his at last,
>From the first stooping man
Far in the winnowed past.
Out of the tumult of their love and mating
Each one created, seeing life was good--
Dumb, till at last the song that they were waiting
Breaks like brave April thru a wintry wood.

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Poems About Mother

  1. 51. The Mother Of A Poet , Sara Teasdale
  2. 52. The Earth-Mother , Frank Dalby Davison
  3. 53. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  4. 54. The Song Of The Old Mother , William Butler Yeats
  5. 55. ~mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear , Adeline Foster
  6. 56. Old Mother Laidinwool , Rudyard Kipling
  7. 57. The Now Jerusalem, Song Of Mary The Moth.. , Anonymous
  8. 58. The Ghetto: A Mother , Anna Swirszczynska
  9. 59. Mother Mind , Julia Ward Howe
  10. 60. 2nd Mother , Otteri Selvakumar
  11. 61. Someone's Mother , Robert William Service
  12. 62. Prosopopoia: Or Mother Hubbard's Tale , Edmund Spenser
  13. 63. Mother And Sphinx , Eugene Field
  14. 64. Widow And Very Special Mother , Frank V. Gardner
  15. 65. My Gift From Mother Nature On Mothers Day , Mary Nagy
  16. 66. Spartan Mother , Robert William Service
  17. 67. Mother Earth And Father Time Are Angry , Mary Nagy
  18. 68. Mother Of Mine , Betty Halverson
  19. 69. Mother Mother Mother , Susie Sunshine
  20. 70. The Sailor's Mother , William Wordsworth
  21. 71. The Mother Of God , William Butler Yeats
  22. 72. The Mother-Lodge , Rudyard Kipling
  23. 73. My Mother , Bhartendu Second
  24. 74. Mother Bombie , John Lyly
  25. 75. A Grieving Mother , Joseph T. Renaldi
  26. 76. Sonnet Xvii: His Mother Dear Cupid , Sir Philip Sidney
  27. 77. A Mother Doesn'T Know... , Ashley Olson
  28. 78. The Mother , Nettie Palmer
  29. 79. Mother, You Are Only Mother , dr. ram sharma
  30. 80. Our Beloved Mother , Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  31. 81. Battle Of Will & Exhaustion, Mother & Ch.. , Jenny Factor
  32. 82. Thank You Mother… , Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  33. 83. Mother! Oh Mother , abhimanyu kumar.s
  34. 84. A Young Mother Waits Lonely , Gary Bryson
  35. 85. 0178 Mother And Son , Michael Shepherd
  36. 86. I Like My Mother , ART PAUL SCHLOSSER
  37. 87. My Mother Would Be A Falconress , Robert Duncan
  38. 88. A Forgotten Mother! , Mahfooz Ali
  39. 89. My Mother, My Dear Mother , Victor Sapkota
  40. 90. Mother, My Mother , Stuart David Smith BSc.
  41. 91. Dear Mother. , Bernard Shaw
  42. 92. The Step Mother , Susanna Strickland Moodie
  43. 93. Nature - Mother Of All Creations...... , Ravi Sathasivam
  44. 94. For My Mother - Mother's Day 2006 (Engli.. , Herbert Nehrlich
  45. 95. My Mother Is An Illegal Alien With A Bod.. , Nadalia Bagratuni
  46. 96. A Mother Is A Mother A Mother Is A Friend , Susie Sunshine
  47. 97. A Rose For My Mother , Mary Helen Oakley
  48. 98. When My Mother Was Away , Mahfooz Ali
  49. 99. A Mother Child , Dustin Bennefield
  50. 100. Nyx (Goddess Of Night, Mother Of Death, .. , Dementia DeSalvo
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