Maternity By Robert Service

Maternity  By Robert Service There once was a Square, such a square little Square, And he loved a trim Triangle; But she was a flirt and around her skirt Vainly she made him dangle. Oh he wanted to wed and he had no dread Of domestic woes and wrangles; For he thought that his fate was […]

Hesperus By Shann Ray

Hesperus By Shann Ray My four-year-old daughter handed me a card. To Daddy written on the front and inside a rough field of  five-pointed lights, and the words You’re my favorite Daddy in the stars. In this western night we all light the sky like Vega, Deneb, Altair, Albireo, the Summer Triangle, Cygnus the Swan, […]

The Little Foot By Hannah Flagg Gould

The Little Foot By Hannah Flagg Gould My boy, as gently on my breast, From infant sport, thou sink’st to rest; And on my hand I feel thee put, In playful dreams, thy little foot, The thrilling touch sets every string Of my full heart to quivering; For, ah! I think, what chart can show […]

Hemlock By L.L. Barkat

Hemlock  By L.L. Barkat Hemlock branches bounce— like babies in their swings. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

The Babie By Elizabeth Akers

The Babie By Elizabeth Akers Nae shoon to hide her tiny taes, Nae stockin’ on her feet; Her supple ankles white as snaw, Or early blossoms sweet. Her simple dress o’ sprinkled pink, Her double, dimplit chin, Her puckered lips, an’ baumy mou’, With na ane tooth within. Her een sae like her mither’s een, […]

To A New-Born Baby Girl By Grace Hazard Conkling

To A New-Born Baby Girl By Grace Hazard Conkling And did thy sapphire shallop slip Its moorings suddenly, to dip Adown the clear, ethereal sea From star to star, all silently? What tenderness of archangels In silver, thrilling syllables Pursued thee, or what dulcet hymn Low-chanted by the cherubim? And thou departing must have heard […]

Our Wee White Rose By Gerald Massey

Our Wee White Rose By Gerald Massey All in our marriage garden Grew, smiling up to God, A bonnier flower than ever Sucked the green warmth of the sod; O, beautiful unfathomably Its little life unfurled; And crown of all things was our wee White Rose of all the world. From out a balmy bosom […]

To A New-Born Child By Cosmo Monkhouse

To A New-Born Child By Cosmo Monkhouse Small traveler from an unseen shore, By mortal eye ne’er seen before, To you, good-morrow. You are as fair a little dame As ever from a glad world came To one of sorrow. We smile above you, but you fret; We call you gentle names, and yet Your […]

Lullaby Of An Infant Chief By Sir Walter Scott

Lullaby Of An Infant Chief By Sir Walter Scott O, hush thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight, Thy mother a lady, both lovely and bright; The woods and the glens, from the towers which we see, They are all belonging, dear babie, to thee. O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo. […]

Mothers Day Poems

My House Creaks In The Rain By Sara Lewis Holmes

My House Creaks In The Rain By Sara Lewis Holmes My house creaks in the rain, a porch-skirted grandmother shifting her lap. Sing to me, Grandmother. Comfort me, house. You are used to the nattering of raindrops, used to their prickly breath, used to cold knees as they crawl down your neck to your breast. […]