Celebrating Motherhood: Poetic Tributes to Maternal Love and Wisdom

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Keisha Wallace

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The anthology titled "Mother's Embrace: An Anthology of Poems" is a collection of eight heartfelt poems that celebrate the essence of motherhood. Each poem, with its unique title, delves into different aspects of a mother's influence—from the protective and nurturing roles to the enduring bond and wisdom imparted. The poems use rich metaphors such as a safe harbor, a nurturing gardener, and a quilt of memories to convey the depth of a mother's love and the strength she provides. Through vivid imagery and emotional depth, the anthology pays homage to mothers as teachers, sources of strength, and creators of lasting legacies, capturing the profound and unspoken connection between mother and child.
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Table of contents
Harbor of Life
The Gardener's Touch
Legacy of Grace
Eternal Womb
Pillars of Her Strength
Ode to the First Teacher
Unspoken Symphony
Mother's Quilt
Mother's Embrace: An Anthology of Poems

Mother's Embrace: An Anthology of Poems

In this anthology, we celebrate the various facets of motherhood. Each poem serves as an ode to the love, sacrifice, and enduring strength of mothers everywhere.


Harbor of Life

A gentle introduction to the unwavering support and safety a mother provides, mirroring the haven of a harbor in tumultuous seas.

In your arms, a harbor safe,
Against the tides of life, we brace.
Your whispers calm the stormy night,
With love’s true north, the guiding light.

The waves of care upon your shore,
Embrace my heart forevermore.
In every swell, in each high tide,
Your strength in me does still reside.

Secure the anchor, firm and taut,
In storms of life, your lessons taught.
The lighthouse of your steadfast gaze,
Leads me through life’s complex maze.

So to your haven, I return,
With grateful heart, for in you I learn:
The harbor of my life you are,
My guiding light, my northern star.



The Gardener's Touch

This poem reflects a mother’s nurturing role, akin to a gardener carefully tending to her beloved garden—a metaphor for her children and family.

With tender touch, the seeds you sow,
In love's rich soil, you help them grow.
With every word, a drop of rain,
Your lessons bloom, not one in vain.

We, the blossoms of your care,
Flourish under your ensnaring.
The sunniest days or rainfall's kiss,
Each moment spent is sheerest bliss.

Pruning back the withered leaves,
Guiding us as each believes.
In sturdy stems, your fortitude,
Captures life's beatitude.

The gardener's touch, in soft repose,
In your embrace, our spirit grows.
The floral scent of love's array,
In our hearts, will ever stay.



Legacy of Grace

An intimate portrayal of the lasting impact a mother’s wisdom and grace can have on her children's lives, transcending through generations.

From your words, a legacy,
Taught us grace, set our hearts free.
In your actions, soft and kind,
Lifelong virtues we did find.

The stoic quiet of your ways,
Echoes in our brightest days.
Your sacrifices, silent, deep,
In loving memory, we keep.

Patience woven through the years,
Staunch composure amidst the tears.
Through every trial, every test,
Your grace showed us how to be our best.

We carry forth the torch you've passed,
In every smile, your warmth amassed.
A mother’s legacy, pure and rare,
Lives in the grace we now all bear.



Eternal Womb

Exploring the everlasting bond between mother and child, which begins within the womb and continues as an enduring connection throughout life.

Before the breath of life was mine,
Your heartbeat was my first lifeline.
In your womb’s embrace, all fears allayed,
A foundation of love so deeply laid.

The cord may sever as I wake,
Yet your warmth, I cannot forsake.
The bond, invisible, forever strong,
To your soulful womb, I eternally belong.

Through every age, in every plight,
Your lessons warm me through the night.
An umbilical truth, unerring, profound,
In you, my sanctuary is found.

Mother, within your womb’s echo, rest,
All the love and warmth I’ve had the best.
Eternal comfort, forever imbued,
Life's first home, my heart’s first refuge.



Pillars of Her Strength

Celebrating a mother’s resilience and the strength she imparts to her children, allowing them to stand tall and confident in life’s journey.

Your strength, the pillars 'neath our skies,
Bore weight of dreams and lullabies.
Unyielding roots, which ground our days,
In your fortitude, our path always lays.

Towering o'er life's vast terrain,
You shelter from the grief, the pain.
A phoenix’s fire within your soul,
From ashen fears, you rise whole.

Each lesson taught, each tear wiped dry,
Adds to the pillars soaring high.
The milestones marked, the courage dealt,
In your sturdy arms, we’ve always felt.

Conferring strength for us to glean,
In your example, we have seen.
The gift you gave, life’s grandest length,
Is living in these pillars of strength.



Ode to the First Teacher

This poem is a tribute to the mother as the ultimate teacher, whose first classrooms are her arms, and whose lessons are everlasting.

First teacher of the tender mind,
In you, the roots of wisdom find.
Your lullabies, the first lectures lent,
In each caress, a testament.

Scribbled crayon, the ABCs,
Life’s complex script you made us see.
In gentle guidance, you let us know,
From tiny seeds, great oaks do grow.

The hand that held the pencil light,
Leads still in darkest, steepest night.
From you, life’s curriculum we took,
Our most cherished, dog-eared book.

Mother, teacher, guide, true friend,
On your sage wisdom, we depend.
Through every chapter, every test,
Your teachings stand above the rest.



Unspoken Symphony

A reflective piece on the unspoken communication between a mother and child, as deep and profound as a symphony heard by the heart.

No words conveyed, yet understood,
The silent language motherhood.
Each glance, a note in harmony,
An unspoken symphony.

The touch, a gentle melody,
Your care, the sweetest remedy.
In quiet moments, love resounds,
Where truest peace of heart is found.

Laughter rings like cymbals crash,
In memory's orchestra, a flash.
The sighs, a low and tender hum,
To life's crescendo, we succumb.

In every gasp of joy or fret,
The music in your soul, met.
Through the unspoken overture, we thrive,
In mother’s symphony, we're alive.



Mother's Quilt

This poem warmly illustrates a mother’s love and memories as a quilt, pieced together with moments and emotions that provide comfort and warmth.

Soft patches of time, your love has sewn,
In a quilt of life, your warmth has grown.
Colors vibrant, threads run deep,
Within this quilt, my dreams do keep.

Each stitch, a memory, holds fast,
Moments cherished, built to last.
A pattern of patience, care's design,
In every square, your virtues shine.

Tucked in your quilt, safe and sound,
In your love, solace is found.
The fabric of family, tightly weaved,
In this tapestry, we have believed.

May this patchwork, hand in hand,
Wrap around life's shifting sand.
Your quilt, through every age and chill,
Wraps us in your love still.

PUBLISHED: Dec 25, 2023
Written By
Keisha Wallace
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