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Poems, lyrics and quotations about mothers, fathers and children
about Fathers:

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers- and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

David M. Gottesman.

  • "A wise son maketh a glad father."

  • "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
    - George Herbert                          

  • "Directly after God in heaven comes a Papa."
    - Mozart as a boy.

  • "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"
    - Lydia M. Child

  • "A father is a banker provided by nature."
    - French Proverb

  • "What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard for posterity."
    - Richte
  • Best parent makes best child
  • "A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child."
    - Confucius

  • "Father of fathers, make me one, A fit example for a son."
    - Douglas Mallooch

  • "It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was."
    - Anne Sexton

  • Higher far,
    Upward, into the pure realm,
    Over sun or star,
    Over the flickering Daemon film,
    Thou must mount for love,
    Into vision which all form
    In one only form dissolves;
    In a region where the wheel,
    On which all beings ride,
    Visibly revolves;
    Where the starred eternal worm
    Girds the world with bound and term;
    Where unlike things are like,
    When good and ill,
    And joy and moan,
    Melt into one.
    There Past, Present, Future, shoot
    Triple blossoms from one root
    Substances at base divided
    In their summits are united,
    There the holy Essence rolls,
    One through separated souls,
    And the sunny Aeon sleeps
    Folding nature in its deeps,
    And every fair and every good
    Known in part or known impure
    To men below,
    In their archetypes endure.

    The race of gods,
    Or those we erring own,
    Are shadows flitting up and down
    In the still abodes.
    The circles of that sea are laws,
    Which publish and which hide the Cause.
    Pray for a beam
    Out of that sphere
    Thee to guide and to redeem.
    O what a load
    Of care and toil
    By lying Use bestowed,
    From his shoulders falls, who sees
    The true astronomy,
    The period of peace!
    Counsel which the ages kept,
    Shall the well-born soul accept.
    As the overhanging trees
    Fill the lake with images,
    As garment draws the garment's hem
    Men their fortunes bring with them;
    By right or wrong,
    Lands and goods go to the strong;
    Property will brutely draw
    Still to the proprietor,
    Silver to silver creep and wind,
    And kind to kind,
    Nor less the eternal poles
    Of tendency distribute souls.
    There need no vows to bind
    Whom not each other seek but find.
    They give and take no pledge or oath,
    Nature is the bond of both.
    No prayer persuades, no flattery fawns,
    Their noble meanings are their pawns.
    Plain and cold is their address,
    Power have they for tenderness,
    And so thoroughly is known
    Each others' purpose by his own,
    They can parley without meeting,
    Need is none of forms of greeting,
    They can well communicate
    In their innermost estate;
    When each the other shall avoid,
    Shall each by each be most enjoyed.
    Not with scarfs or perfumed gloves
    Do these celebrate their loves,
    Not by jewels, feasts, and savors,
    Not by ribbons or by favors,
    But by the sun-spark on the sea,
    And the cloud-shadow on the lea,
    The soothing lapse of morn to mirk,
    And the cheerful round of work.
    Their cords of love so public are,
    They intertwine the farthest star.
    The throbbing sea, the quaking earth,
    Yield sympathy and signs of mirth;
    Is none so high, so mean is none,
    But feels and seals this union.
    Even the tell Furies are appeased,
    The good applaud, the lost are eased.

    Love's hearts are faithful, but not fond,
    Bound for the just, but not beyond;
    Not glad, as the low-loving herd,
    Of self in others still preferred,
    But they have heartily designed
    The benefit of broad mankind.
    And they serve men austerely,
    After their own genius, clearly,
    Without a false humility;
    For this is love's nobility,
    Not to scatter bread and gold,
    Goods and raiment bought and sold,
    But to hold fast his simple sense,
    And speak the speech of innocence,
    And with hand, and body, and blood,
    To make his bosom-counsel good:
    For he that feeds men, serveth few,
    He serves all, who dares be true.


    Celestial Love - a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    First Footsteps
    A little way, more soft and sweet Than fields flower with May,
    A babe's feet, venturing, scarce complete A little way.Glad as the golden spring to greet Its first live leaflet's play.
    Love, laughing, leads the little feet A little way.-

    Algernon Swinburne

    The best child is parents reward

    Wonder Of Life
    Children are the most wholesome part
    of the race, the sweetest, for they are
    the freshest from the hand of God,
    Whimsical, ingenious, mischievous, they
    fill the world with joy, and good humor.

    We adults live a life of apprehension
    as to what they will think of us; a life
    of defense against their terrifying energy;
    a life of hard work to live up to their
    great expectations. We put them to bed
    with a sense of relief - and greet them in
    the morning with delight and anticipation.
    We envy them the freshness of adventure
    and the discovery of life.

    In all these ways, children add to the
    wonder of being alive. In all these ways,
    they help to keep us young.


    Herbert Hoover

    That is how a montessori infant is raised in the best preschool.

    Which Hand Is Your Baby's


    Our mother is the sweetest and
    Most delicate of all.
    She knows more of paradise
    Than angels can recall.

    She's not only beautiful
    But passionately young,
    Playful as a kid, yet wise
    As one who has lived long.

    Her love is like the rush of life,
    A bubbling, laughing spring
    That runs through all like liquid light
    And makes the mountains sing.

    And makes the meadows turn to flower
    And trees to choicest fruit.
    She is at once the field and bower
    In which our hearts take root.

    She is at once the sea and shore,
    Our freedom and our past.
    With her we launch our daring ships
    Yet keep the things that last.

    ~Nick Gordon~

    A good preschool loves mothers like that.

    A Mother's Love

    A mother's love determines how
    We love ourselves and others.
    There is no sky we'll ever see
    Not lit by that first love.

    Stripped of love, the universe
    Would drive us mad with pain;
    But we are born into a world
    That greets our cries with joy.

    How much I owe you for the kiss
    That told me who I was!
    The greatest gift--a love of life--
    Lay laughing in your eyes.

    Because of you my world still has
    The soft grace of your smile;
    And every wind of fortune bears
    The scent of your caress.

    A montessori preschool is an ideal environment for infants and children in general.

    1. We were immediately taken by the family atmosphere this day care( daycare)  provided for my baby.

    2- Infant care at Pine Tree is reassuring and gave us peace of mind.

    At Pine Tree day care  and preschool (pre school), my son was loved and cared for just as he would have been had he been at home. He was at his best.

    The people at Pine Tree Montessori day care(daycare) in Yorba LInda, Ca. are very genuine, nurturing and caring.

    The staff at Pine Tree infant care and kindercare(kinder care) preschool, was courteous and caring and very respectful of my needs and my child's needs. He comes home tired, happy and excited to go back.


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    Poems & Lyrics
    about mothers & children

    Mother's Love
    Her love is like an island
    In life's ocean, vast and wide
    A peaceful, quiet shelter
    From the wind, the rain, the tide.
    'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
    By Patience on the West,
    By tender Counsel on the South
    And on the East by Rest.
    Above it like a beacon light
    Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
    And thro' the changing scenes of life
    I find a haven there.

    - Author Unknown

    Mothers, Angles of God

    They are angels of God in disguise;
    His sunlight still gleams in their tresses;
    His glory still gleams in their eyes.

     Charles M. Dickinson

    She is the guardian angel of the family, the queen, the tender hand of love. A mother is the best friend anyone ever had. A mother is love.
    Mother and Me
    Best friends forever mom and me
    picking flowers and climbing trees.
    a shoulder to cry on secrets to share
    Warm hearts and hands that really care.
    Lucky her infant.

    The Prophet
    Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, and yet they belong not to you.
    You may give them your love, but not your thoughts.
    For they have their own thoughts.
    You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
    For life goes not backward, not tarries with yesterday.

    Kahlil Gibran

    What is a Mother?     

    A Mother has so many things to do,
    From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.
    She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,
    She bathes the children and washes their clothes.
    When they forget to wash their faces clean,
    And their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen,
    Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?
    Of course, that is what a Mother will do.
    Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,
    Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?

    Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?

    She must never her duty shirk.

    Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?

    For missing things she must look and look?

    Who becomes a listener to every heartache,

    To every accomplishment that a child makes?

    Who scolds their children when they are naughty,

    Or remind them of God when they are to haughty?

    Who tends her family with love and patience, too?

    Of course that is what a Mother will do to her infant to become the best child.
    A lucky preschool has mothers like that.
    Mother & Child

    A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

    Lucky is her infant

    Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

    The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajneesh

    If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. 
    ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

    I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life. 
    Abraham Lincoln

    Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. 
    Pearl S. Buck

    A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. 
    Author Unknown

    Sweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. 
    Ambrose Bierce

    The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. 
    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. 
    Honoré de Balzac

    All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That's his. 
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

    He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers.  Harry Emerson Fosdick

    Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
    Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
    William Shakespeare

    An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. 
    Spanish Proverb

    She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.  Margaret Culkin Banning

    When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

    If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  Milton Berle

    Motherhood is priced
    Of God, at price no man may dare
    To lessen or misunderstand.
    Helen Hunt Jackson

    Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. 

    Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. 
    John Lancaster Spalding

    Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials. 
    Meryl Streep

    The sweetest sounds to mortals given
    Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
    William Goldsmith Brown

    What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever? 
    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

    My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being.  I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. 
    Graycie Harmon

    The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests.
    Author Unknown

    Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

    I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. 
    Terri Guillemets

    [A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. 
    Emily Dickinson

    A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  Washington Irving

    Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. 
    Lisa Alther

    Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.  Beverly Jones