Sunday, May 9, 2010

In Memory of My Mother and Step-mom

For Those Who Touch Our Lives...

You wrote no lofty poems
that critics counted art.
But with a nobler vision
you lived them in your heart.

You carved no shapeless marble
to some high soul design.
But with a finer sculpture
you shaped this soul of mine.

You built no great cathedrals
that centuries applaud:
but with a grace exquisite
your life cathedraled God.

- Thomas Fessenden, excerpt from Quiet Reflections: A Mother's Journal.


joanne said...

Happy Mother's Day

Linda said...

Thank you, Joanne! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Missy said...

Lovely! Happy Mother's Day!

Kat said...

Beautiful poem. :)
Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!