Looking for the perfect poems to share with mom on Mother’s Day? Check out this list of great Mother’s Day poems.
These sites list several anonymous poems that would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card:
If you are looking for specifically Christian poems, you can find some wonderful Christian Mother’s Day poems at this site. Here is an example of one of them, written by George W. Wiseman.
“God’s Helpers” by George W. Wiseman
God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby’s face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown;
Without providing for His own,
The outstretched arms of mother.
God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so He sent us mother.
And when our childhood days began,
He simply could not take command.
That’s why He placed our tiny hand
Securely into mother’s.
The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life’s sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
To love us still, was mother.
And when life’s span of years shall end,
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.
Christian poet Christina Rosetti, who wrote poetry in the 1800s, wrote this lovely poem for her mother:
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.
Here are a few links to other poems for mothers written by famous poets and authors:
- Edgar Allan Poe, “To My Mother” (1849)
- Walt Whitman, “Unfolded out of the Folds” (1860)
- Rudyard Kipling, “Mother o’ Mine” (1891)
- William Butler Yeats, “The Player Queen” (1916)
- Carl Sandburg, “Home” in “Poems Done on a Late Night Car” (1916)
- Claude McKay, “My Mother” (1922)
- Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son” (1922)
- William Meredith, “Parents” (1980)
- Nellie Wong, “Mother Come Back” (1986)