Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday's Sonnet/Poem: Since Mom's Day is approaching...

The Mother

There will be a singing in your heart,
There will be a rapture in your eyes;
You will be a woman set apart,
You will be so wonderful and wise.
You will sleep, and when from dreams you start,
As of one that wakes in Paradise,
There will be a singing in your heart,
There will be a rapture in your eyes.

There will be a moaning in your heart,
There will be an anguish in your eyes;
You will see your dearest ones depart,
You will hear their quivering good-byes.
Yours will be the heart-ache and the smart,
Tears that scald and lonely sacrifice;
There will be a moaning in your heart,
There will be an anguish in your eyes.

There will come a glory in your eyes,
There will come a peace within your heart;
Sitting 'neath the quiet evening skies,
Time will dry the tear and dull the smart.
You will know that you have played your part;
Yours shall be the love that never dies:
You, with Heaven's peace within your heart,
You, with God's own glory in your eyes.

~Robert William Service

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful ... absolutely beautiful ... thank you for being my daughter AND my friend! L,M/Gma

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  2. You have no idea, BZ, how meaningful this poem is to me today. I am walking in tears today and can't cover them with humor. Consequently, I won't be out here for a few days until I can tuck it all in. Love the beauty of your heart.

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