Poems for Mothers

A Collection of Classic Poems for Mother’s Day

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Gathered here are just a few of the greatest classic poems written about mothers and motherhood, to read on Mother’s Day:

  • Anne Bradstreet,
    “Before the Birth of One of Her Children” (1678)
     
  • William Blake,
    “The Little Boy Found” (1789)
     
  • Christina Rossetti,
    “To My Mother” (1842)
     
  • Edgar Allan Poe,
    “To My Mother” (1849)
     
  • Walt Whitman,
    “There was a Child went Forth” (1855)
     
  • Walt Whitman,
    “Unfolded out of the Folds” (1860)
     
  • Christina Rossetti,
    “Sonnets are full of love” (1881)
     
  • Rudyard Kipling,
    “Mother o’ Mine” (1891)
     
  • Emily Dickinson,
    “Nature — the Gentlest Mother is,” (#790)
     
  • William Butler Yeats,
    “Song of the Old Mother” (1899)
     
  • Henry Van Dyke,
    “Mother Earth” (1909)
     
  • William Butler Yeats,
    “The Player Queen” (1916)
     
  • Carl Sandburg,
    “Poems Done on a Late Night Car” (1916)
     
  • Langston Hughes,
    “Mother to Son” (1922)
     
  • Claude McKay,
    “My Mother” (1922)