May 8, 2005

Happy Mother's Day!

This wonderful poem was posted on The Well Trained Mind message boards and I thought it was just wonderful! So here is my gift to you on this Mother's Day. Read to your children and you will be blessed!


The Reading Mother

I had a Mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
"Blackbirds" stowed in the hold beneath

I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.

I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings-
Stories that stir with an upward touch,
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be-
I had a Mother who read to me.

~Strickland Gillian

4 comments:

mamabear said...

Nope, sorry, not a measly 6 million laying around in my checking account this week. Darn!

Happy Mothers Day to you to Laney!

{{{{hugs}}}}
-dawn

CMB said...

Happy Mom's Day to you too! Thanks for the great poem.

gina said...

What a treasure. Hope your Mother's Day was as Wonderful as you are!

Jules said...

I love this poem! I used to hand this out to my classes when we talked about literacy in early childhood. I hope you had a great Mother's Day!