Sunday, May 09, 2010

My Ode to Mother


Memo For a Lady

Never say again you are old!
Have you considered how much longer
Ago than you the pyramids were created,
And the temple of Diana at Ephesus,
And even Venus? They are old.

And never say you're not attractive.
Remember that for us
Who look deeper than skin
and see your thought flowering
Goldenly as sunflowers, and more tall,
Hear your heart singing sometimes
And feel the warmth of its love,
And join in your laughter often,
You are beautiful.
--Elaine V. Emans

4 comments:

glenda09 said...

Aww, love it! Hope you have a wonderful day today! Happy Mother's Day!

Glenda @ Me and Mine in a Small Town

Linda Glaz said...

Wish my mom was still here so I could tell her just that.

jill said...

Thank you; that is beautiful. And I will certainly remember that I am younger than the pyramids next time someone asks!

Kathryn Page Camp said...

My 90-year-old mother moves more slowly than she used to, but she still travels and her mind is still sharp. If that's what it means to grow old, maybe I won't mind.