Of all holidays and special occasions, Mother's Day is one that is full of memories, longing and thanks for everyone. This one day of the year is when we take a moment to pay tribute to that one person to whom we each owe so much. The love of a mother is unconditional and eternal, and on Mother's Day children, young and old, take the time to honor her in return. We do this by writing letters, sending cards and flowers, and buying or making presents for our mothers. One of the most touching tributes is reading or writing Mother's Day poems.
You can find copies of some of the finest Mother's Day poems in many flower and gift shops. There are also thousands more that are available in books or libraries. These poems range from being quirky and humorous to sad and deeply poignant. In fact, the writings that contain deeply felt emotions are the ones most people will choose to send. Children want to express how they feel in their hearts about their beloved mothers and even husbands choose these lovingly written cards to give both their mothers and their wives. Poems about mothers or about a mother's love have been one of the favorite topics of writers for centuries. Every country and civilization has many examples and there are few top poets that do not have at least one poem dedicated to a mother or motherhood.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns and Henry Van Dyke are only a few who have written poems in honor of mothers. These stanzas are able to strike a chord in people who live in countries around the world because they can identify with the sentiments. The love and care of a doting, patient mother is one of those universal experiences that almost everyone shares.
To motherless children, of any age, Mothers Day poems contain sentimentality unlike any other type of writing. The ideas and emotions that are expressed within the lines never fail to stir their hearts and souls. These words they read also create a longing in them to experience those feelings of a mother's deep and patient love.
Many of the Mother's Day poems that are popular for this special occasion will bring smiles and tears to the eyes of both sender and recipient. The depth of feeling in many of these is unabashedly sentimental and will tug at the heartstrings as the words bring back memories of years that have passed too quickly. Mothers Day is one of the most popular of all occasions and it holds many records. There are more cards and flowers bought at this time of year than any other. Even phone calls on Mother's Day will fill the airwaves as children anxiously and eagerly make contact with that one person in the world who has always loved and cared for them, their Mother.