Mother's Day Poetry - Volume 2 (Audiobook)
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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