There are way too many poems for mothers, about mothers, and motherhood. So many that would work for Mother’s Day or just at any time of the year for moms. And I had to pick myself from deep out of the rabbit hole to emerge with randomly selected 5 poems perfect for mothers everyday and of course, for Mother’s Day among the numberless ones I read. Granted, I have written many poems about being a mom as well but you can find them on my blog for later reading if you wish!
This post is also for my Five for Friday series (that I seem to keep forgetting about!). Which is one of the other reasons I stuck to five 🙂 or rather a reason that restricted me to five, for otherwise my brain is going through FOMO of sharing the rest of the poems with you. But fear not, I have provided links later in the post for many many more poems you can read, enjoy, and share with moms you love and know; they are kind of perfect for mothers everyday, and yes, for Mother’s Day too (this Sunday here in the US)!
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So here they are, in no particular order,
5 Poems Perfect for Mothers Everyday
Only One Mother by George Cooper
This poem can work for every child about their own mother. And I love the sweet sentiments that young children can easily relate to here. Apparently there is a song based on this one (I found some sheet music on Amazon but not the song itself – so if you have heard it or know of it, please do share it with me. In the meantime, I hope to have my son learn the music for this one!)
The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan
For all those who have had their moms read to them (or still do), here is a poem that is perfect. Each time I read this poem by Strickland Gillilan, I smile. While my mom told me stories (as did my grandmoms), I think I loved reading for myself from the very first instant that I could. But I did read to my kids (and now read with them – or read the books they read whenever I can), and those are now cherished memories (for me at least, and hoping for them too years later)
You’re My Mother by Forest Houtenschil
Short, sweet, and so very apt to say it all to your mom for any day, any time!
The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter by Tina Fey
So this selection is one I couldn’t resist. Something very different from the others, but with Tina Fey’s trademark humor and so much that very likely goes through the minds of many mothers with daughters, this I had to include here. And if you have not read Bossypants (I have read it in bits and pieces and continue to do so and be awed by Fey’s skills), do get a copy for yourself and read it soon.
M-O-T-H-E-R, A Word that Means the World to Me by Howard Johnson
I have usually just seen the acronym part of this song with lyrics by Howard Johnson set to music by Theodore Morse in 1915. You can find the sheet music here on the Internet Archive or get a copy for yourself here.
And if you want to listen to the song, here it is:
Related Reads and More Perfect for Mothers Everyday
- 75 Poems for Mother’s Day (BoredPanda)
- Poems for Mother’s Day (PoetryFoundation)
- 15 Children’s Books For Mother’s Day
- My Mother’s Day Post – A Look into the History
- The Heart of a Mother
And Now, the End of this Post
Dear reader, which of these five poems appealed the most to you? Any favorite poems that you think might be perfect for mothers on Mother’s Day (or well, for moms for any and every day of the year)? Do let me know and share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments.
15 thoughts on “Ink and Love: 5 Poems Perfect for Mothers Everyday”
These are perfect for Mother’s Day. I see a couple I will likely show my daughter.
These are great for a gift for mom. Poems always mean so much love to a mom.
I love reading poems. These are so lovely too. Ones for Mother’s Day are some of the best.
Beautiful sentiments from the heart. Any mother would love these!
Thank you for sharing these lovely poems, they’re a perfect way to express love and gratitude for our mothers every day. Each poem beautifully captures the essence of a mother’s love, and I can’t wait to share them with my own mom.
I will say, I really enjoy reading a good poem and each one of these are perfect. I have a book of poems my children gave me when they were little and it is such a treasured memory book!
I love these poems. These are beautiful and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Thank you!
These are sweet and sentimental poems just in time for Mother’s Day. Thank you for sharing.
All those poems are so perfect and wonderful for Mother’s Day!
There are beautiful and lovely poems here just in time for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing these!
These are all thoughtful and heartwarming poems for Mother’s Day. I love them all.
These are great mother-themed poems, and you’re right, they apply to the day-t0-day and that’s special too!
I liked Tina Fey’s the most. It didn’t take me where I thought I was going to go. but it really rang true!
Thanks for sharing!
Wow! These are all really wonderful and lovely poems for mother’s day! Love it!
Wow these are so beautiful and lovely poems for mother day. I just wish that I could share some of these with my mother on this day. Thanks for sharing this with us.