Mother's Day Poetry - Volume 2 (Audiobook)
Read by Tim Graham & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 48mins)
Featuring poems by William Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jean Graham, Henry Williams Baker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lucretia Maria Davidson & others.
This volume of poetry brings together poems throughout history with very special women. The relationship with our Mother is one of the most powerful many of us will ever feel. It rivals those with our children and partners in a way that both permeates and challenges how and on what terms we live our lives.
A woman giving birth is not only bringing life into the World, she is doing so, usually, at great pain to herself. The fact that this is transformed within minutes of birth to a deep, unconditional love is truly beautiful. Whatever the future brings for Mother or child that bond will hold. The first attempts at language by babies is usually 'muh' or 'ma' - a universal sound for Mother.
In every race, culture and domain Mothers are seen as both a symbol and living emblem of love and nurture, of comfort and safety. As we grow older that relationship changes but on a fundamental level remains giving, unconditional and unequivocal.
As we become parents ourselves that circle of experience completes a full turn. For poets through time this unique and fulfilling relationship has enabled some of the greatest verse to be written by some of our most famed poets from Wordsworth to Whitman to Tennyson and many, many others.
We hope this experience of listening to these carefully chosen words will help you reflect and further enjoy the experience that a Mother's love has brought to your life.
Their devotion to ours ensures ours to theirs. Whilst we celebrate Mother's Day once a year, every day is their day.
In this compilation -
|01 - Mother's Day - Introduction|
|02 - Christina Rosetti - To My Mother|
|03 - Robert Louis Stevenson - To My Mother|
|04 - Lucretia Maria Davidson - To My Dear Mother In Sickness|
|05 - Peter John Allen - The Mother's Grave|
|06 - Lucretia Maria Davidson - To A Young Lady Whose Mother Was Insane From Her Birth|
|07 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Three Graves|
|08 - Samuel Lover - My Mother Dear|
|09 - Anonymous - I Must Not Tease My Mother|
|10 - Author Unknown - The Bedtime Kiss|
|11 - Rida Johnson Young - Mother Machree|
|12 - Daniel Sheehan - I Am Your Mother|
|13 - Jean Graham - The Jigalo Son|
|14 - Christina Rossetti - Sonnets Are Full Of Love|
|15 - Frances Ellen Watkins - Mother's Treasures|
|16 - Rudyard Kipling - Mother O' Mine|
|17 - Anonymous - Mammy|
|18 - Anonymous - Mama's Mama|
|19 - Alice Carey - A Mother's Picture|
|20 - William Wordsworth - The Sailor's Mother|
|21 - Emily Dickinson - Nature, The Gentlest Mother|
|22 - Thomas Hardy - News For Her Mother|
|23 - Mary D B Hull - Mother's Eyes|
|24 - Anonymous - My Mother's Hands|
|25 - Shakespeare - Henry IV|
|26 - William Stewart Ross - Woman|
|27 - Lucretia Maria Davidson - On My Mother's Fiftieth Birthday|
|28 - Henry Williams Baker - Shall We Not Love Thee Mother Dear|
|29 - D H Lawrence - The Virgin Mother|
|30 - Shelley - Homer's Hymn To The Earth|
|31 - Alfred Lord Tennyson - Sony Of Prosepine|
|32 - William Cowper - On Receipt Of My Mother's Picture|
|33 - Alfred Lord Tennyson - Lady Clare|
|34 - Alice Meynell - Maternity|
|35 - Anonymous - I See The Sleeping Babe|
|36 - Anna Laetitia Barbauld - To A Little Invisible Being|
|37 - Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva - To Mother|
|38 - Julia Ward Howe - Mother's Day Proclamation|
|39 - Joaquin Miller - The Bravest Battle|
|40 - Copyright Notice|