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Mother's Love. A Dedication to a Loving Mom. Saturday's Inspiration 11


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

A Mother's Love

"A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain..." - Helen Steiner Rice


Ode to a Wonderful Mom 1. A Free Verse Sonnet

She’s exquisitely beautiful, like a flower,

Her smile is a sweet, charming, lily-white joy.

She hides her sacrifice, like a redolent rose,

And her soul speaks of the sanctity of God.

A cute intimacy-embrace exists,

Between the radiance of her concern,

And the receptivity of her daughter’s heart.

They say that the eyes are the seat of the soul.

Hers tell of joy and sorrow; some pain perhaps;

Yet she carries her beauty with effortless grace.

Her Heart sings, like the nightingale,

Poetic love-songs of tomorrows dawn.

With enduring dignity, she absorbs her daughter’s pain,

A parent’s selflessness, whispering of supernal Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier (Kingsley) 8th September, 2018.


Ode To A Wonderful Mom 2. An Eight-Syllable Sonnet

She has a sweet rose-tinted smile,

A loving Heart; sweet sacrifice.

Enduring Love for her cute child,

Aroma beauty full of spice.

With cuteness-charm she does exudes,

A sweetness unbeknown to some.

A radiant lustre shows her mood,

Self-sacrificing loving mom.

Her Heart sings of tomorrow’s dawn,

She speaks of faith; of God above.

The sparrow chants upon the morn,

Parental strength; her life to serve.

Cheerful dignity, her good name,

A life to give, a dauntless flame.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier (Kingsley) 8th September, 2018.


Mother's quote

"Mother's hold their children hands for a while, but their Hearts forever." Author unknown

Mother's Love is ...

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on September 10, 2018:

Yes Dana.

They bleed for us in ways we hardly know. Thank you so much!


Yes. They are always ready to make sacrifices. They do with inner strength and a quiet dignity. Higher blessings.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on September 10, 2018:

My mother was the first example I had of beautiful, enduring love. Thanks for sharing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 10, 2018:

You list some very meaningful characteristics in the first ode. In the second "cheerful dignity" is my favorite phrase. Two beautiful tributes from a beautiful heart!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 08, 2018:

So sorry, Doris.

I don't recall this about you.

Please accept my condolences. Gratitude.

Thank you, Alicia.

You have a daughter? Have a great Sunday. Much gratitude.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 08, 2018:

A mother's love for her children is precious. Thank you for the lovely reminder, Manatita.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on September 08, 2018:

Very lovely poetry, my friend. Especially touching to those whom have lost a child.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 08, 2018:

Yes. Someone once told me, that Rumi has never had a word out of place. Even in translation the Spirit's there. Glad you liked it. Thank you so much!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on September 08, 2018:

If Love is the Religion, then Mother is the higher priestess! Thank you for another gem, my brother.

I wish all to become strong in Love, like a mother.


PS: I cannot even describe the ineffable beauty of Rumi's words!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 08, 2018:

You are so right my Dear. The first is personal, capturing both a mother and daughter Spirit. You are very discerning. I was asked to do a poem for her. This is how I saw this particular case. Much Love.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 08, 2018:

Manatita, both of these touched my heart, with the second I could see my two as little girls, running in the park, building their first snowman and playing in the snow, experiencing those firsts--first parade, first camping trip. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child makes every day fresh and new and wonderful again.

The first spoke to me about parenting a grown child facing the adult challenges of today's world. When they are no longer children, the hurts are deeper in a place that a mother cannot tend to. Then we turn them over to the Lord, the eternal healer, and giver of grace.

You have painted such a beautiful picture with these; many tears of longing and gratitude.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 08, 2018:

Ha ha, my Dear Rinita.

I was thinking of the sacrifice of the rose. It is God's most gifted flower, perhaps. One which has made its way into innumerable Hearts. It's sacrifice lies in its fragrance, like mother's lies in her fortitude, her enduring Love. Thank you so much!!

Yes Bill.

I figure he planned it upstairs. As Rumi would say: 'You have not done too badly, my Dear … you have not done too badly.' Cool, eh?

Indeed, Mary, Indeed!! Models or benchmarks of selfless devotion. Thank you so much! Hope that all's good. Let me know. Best wishes.


Thanks a lot! They are many and varied. I have written quite a few on mother's love. A friend asked me to write something for her yesterday. So this piece captures some aspects of her Spirit. Was thinking of you not so long away. You have become like Ioannis, reaching me in Spirit. Ha ha. Gratitude.

Rinita Sen on September 08, 2018:

They say "God could not be present everywhere, so He made mothers". Your poetry explains the inexplicable so well. I especially liked the first one, there is something very bright yet sombre about how you compared her to a redolent rose.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 08, 2018:

I got lucky...adopted by two very loving parents who gave me everything a son could want in the intangibles....beautiful dedication, my friend.

Peace always!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 08, 2018:

You made me think of my Mother, the dauntless flame. I see these in many mothers around us. They have an enduring love for their kids.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 08, 2018:

Very pleasing sonnets dedicated to a mother's love. Thank you for sharing manatita.

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