Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

The other day, I came upon the first poem written by Christina Rossetti in 1842 when she was 11 years old.  It was entitled simply, To My Mother. There is a sweet joy in the composition, a perfect thought for Mother’s Day.

 To-day’s your natal day,
Sweet flowers I bring;
Mother, accept, I pray,
My offering.

And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
Great happiness.

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, I want to thank the children who make our lives remarkable.  As Carl Sandburg once said, “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

 

109 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

    • Vielen Dank! Ich bin so froh, dass wir in Verbindung! Ich möchte Ihre Sprache kennen, aber ach! Mein Google Übersetzer ist mein bester Freund. Ich verfolge einen Blog genießen.

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    • But today she did!!! Christina really loved her mother, who was quite extraordinary herself. Can you imagine being the mother to Dante and Christina. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

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    • Thank you for celebrating with me across the blogger miles. Flowers always make me feel that I am a “real” photographer. They just seem to know how to pose…

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    • I knew that you would like this poem! Poetry is the most profound communication. Can you imagine what her mother felt when she received this tender gift of a child’s love? I felt the tears come. I remember when my son was young. He would always say “I love you as much as space and space lasts forever.”

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  1. Your words are like a healing salve – wonderful post. oh how I have missed you. It was a tough day being at work and remembering last year at this time with my mother. When I was finished I spent a couple of hours visiting a brand new baby boy in my cousin’s family. On the way home I stopped and had an ice cream for my mom at our favorite local creamery. A breeze was blowing gently through the new green leaves. It was bittersweet and oh so perfect. the work continues.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your profound memories of your mother. We continue to move forward in our own timeline, guided by the recollection of our mother’s unconditional love and care. Your words were a benediction to this post.

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  2. Beautiful poem:) Happy day to you!
    In Poland we celebrate Mother’s Day on 26th of May 🙂 It is 2 days before my mum’s name-day!

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    • May 26th! I have marked my calendar and will be celebrating with you on the opposite side of the world. My best wishes to your mother! Thank you for connecting over the blogger miles.

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    • She came from an remarkable family. Can you imagine having Dante Rossetti as a brother? Especially when he was always asking you to pose for his paintings.

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    • Thank you, Lori! Our souls require the dynamics of poetry! The best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is with words and flowers. Actually it is the best way to celebrate every day…

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    • Thank you so much, Paulette! Yes, sentiments do linger throughout time. It makes me realize that the hurt that comes from petty words can linger throughout time as well. We must chose kindness…

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    • I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit! I am enjoying our dialogue and look forward to our blogging adventures ahead. Your comments are very much appreciated!

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  3. Hi Clanmother! Thanks for the like on my post. I read back at your Wedding Dialogue 111 …I loved it so much as I’m in the middle of a separation and I really found it inspiring. I have good days/bad days/doubtful days etc…Lol But this gave me hope that all is not doom and gloom. So, I thank you for that post. Hugs Paula xxxx

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  4. Danke für dein poetisches Gedicht zu Ehren der Mutter. Christian Morgenstern hat diese Worte einmal für diesen Anlass geschrieben :

    Ich habe heute ein paar Blumen
    für dich nicht gepflückt,
    um dir ihr Leben mitzubringen.

    Liebe Grüsse sende Dir Ernst

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    • Vielen Dank für den Besuch und sprach Worte von großer Schönheit. Ich schätze wirklich Ihre Besuche und Kommentare. Du gibst meinen Tag Sonnenschein und Freude.

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    • Thank you, Emily! Christina Rossetti was a part of the Pre-Raphaelite fellowship. I am just beginning to learn more about them – they thought very differently and lived remarkable lives.

      “Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad”
      ― Christina Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

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  7. I know I am late but I cant resist from commenting on your poetic tribute. I loved each and every words of your’s . I wish you a very happy Mother’s day Dearest Clanmother. You are a wonderful blogger and without meeting you, I can say that you are Indeed a lovely person .Hugs!!

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  8. Just came by to say I love your quote at meme’s. Didn’t want to hog her site to talk to you. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s is so lovely and I used the Susan B. Anthony one in the story I’m working on, before even seeing you quoted it also. Not kidding. A moment of synchronicity with a cyber friend. Hugs to you. Paulette

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    • My dear friend! How did you know that I am Scottish and that I have a great love for our environment? Our precious wildlife deserves our greatest commitment. Thank you for all that you do for our fellow creatures that walk beside us on this beautiful world.

      “The only good cage is an empty cage.”
      ― Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer

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  10. Hi Rebecca! I was wondering if you were on Instagram? I love you photos and I’d love to be able to follow you there… 😉

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    • My dear friend, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy following your blog. And now you have given me another wonderful blogger to follow. My husband and I were just reading your blog together and have decided that we must visit – planning for 2014.

      I just opened up an Instagram account. I have no idea what I’m doing, but heading into the future. July is my month to explore new possibilities. Take care – you are a treasure to our community. You always welcome me with open arms. Hugs

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      • I sent you a request to follow on Instagram. You’ll see it’s wonderful. It’s like instant blogging for people like us who express themselves best through photography… I cannot tell you how delighted I would be to welcome you both here…

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    • What a wonderful comment to receive! Thank you so very much for your kind consideration. I am so happy that we connected and are on an amazing adventure together! Looking forward to our ongoing dialogue! 🙂

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