Saturday, May 10, 2008


To My Mother

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And filled my heart of hearts, where death installed you,
In setting my Virginia's spirit free.

My mother -- my own mother, who died early,

Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are the mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
But that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul that its soul-life.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


lucian said...

nice work!
come & join

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Lucien,
for your visit and for your comment and for the link. I will...come over and visit your site too, promise! :-)

Worldman said...

I am far in the bush and I can connect to the net, though slow. I will be back in two days.

Your last two posts have touched me. I think it is beautiful to accompagny your photos with poetry.

GMG said...

Happy Mother's Day! (We had it last Sunday)
«Here's looking at you, kid» is the original Casablanca quote...

vandana rajesh said...

lovely pics
do check out my blog on customising ur photos

RennyBA said...

Great poem and contributions to Mom's and really; your a great one too!

Happy Mother's Day Sue :-)

RennyBA said...

Wonderful picture and poem!

Happy Mother's Day - all the way from Norway :-)

Bob Johnson said...

Susanne, beautiful job on the flower.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much Peter, for your wonderful words!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Gil,
for telling me the most famous words out from the movie Casablanca.:-)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you vandana for visiting my blog.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much for your Mother's Day wishes, Renny - all the way from Norway. :-)

Titania Starlight said...

That is so touching. The rose is perfect for your poem. :O)


Susanne49 said...

Thanks so much Twanyia for your nice comment!

Anonymous said...

very touching work. excellent post

Carole said...

beautiful photo and poem. the treatment of the flower is so beautiful.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you evlahos,

for visiting my post today.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Carol!


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