Mother’s Day is just around the corner. You’ve got your present sorted, but can’t seem to scramble together the perfect Mother’s Day verse for your card. Sound familiar?
No need to worry we’re here to help! Below you’ll find a list of some of our favourite Mother’s Day poems, quotes and sayings. If you want to add a personal touch, follow our guide on how to write your own Haiku at the end of this blog.
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Our Favourite Mother’s Day Card Poems, Sayings & Quotes
Short Mother’s Day poems.
If you’re after something a little bit special for mum this Mother’s Day, why not try writing a poem in her card? However, if you aren’t a natural-born poet, you may soon realise writing poetry isn’t as easy as rhyming the end of every second line. Take a look at our list of the eleven best short poems to celebrate motherhood.
1. A Mother’s Love
Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother’s love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.
2. Thank You, Mother
Once upon a memory,
Someone wiped away a tear,
Held me close and loved me.
Thank you, mother, dear.
3. The Eternal Giver
On this day, I celebrate you,
The person who brought me to life;
Provider of words both kind and true.
Who taught me how to lace my shoe.
I know I don’t say this enough,
But, mum, I thank and love you.
~ Sarah Russo
4. Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
~ Pat O’Reilly
While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she’s a mother too, you see…
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me.
6. Cup of Tea for Mum.
I will try my best in every way,
To be extra sweet on Mother’s day.
But if you become upset with me,
Please relax and have a cup of tea!
7. I Will Have to Wait Until I’m a Mother
I struggle so deeply
how someone can
pour their entire soul
blood and energy
~Rupi Kaur, from Milk and Honey
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Happy Mother’s Day!
Sorry you don’t have a kid who can rhyme.
9. Put Up With Me
I’m glad that you’re my mother,
Kind and caring and strong.
Coz surely no-one else,
Could have put up with me this long!
~ Holly Giffers
10. Everything Mum
How did you do it all, Mom
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend?
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just can’t comprehend.
I see now it was love, Mum
That made you come whenever I’d call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mum
And I thank you for it all.
11. Mum and Me
A mother is your first friend,
Your best friend,
Your forever friend.
Mothers Day Quotes.
If you’re not quite sure how to put pen to paper and express exactly how much your Mum means to you this Mother’s Day, why not add a famous quote to her card? We’ve put our ten favourite quotes in this blog so you don’t have to struggle to find the perfect words.
“Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.”
~ Author Unknown
“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
~ Kristin Hannah
“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”
~ Michael Jordan
“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
~ Mark Twain
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”
~ Princess Diana
“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ”
“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.”
“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.”
~The Golden Girls.
“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.”
The perfect Mothers Day sayings.
If a poem or quote doesn’t quite sum up your relationship with your mum, try a small saying. Sayings are perfect for those who want say a lot, but with as little words as possible – great for small flower cards! Here’s a list of some of our favourite sayings about Mothers.
- You always put our needs first with tender love. Happy Mother’s Day!
- You were and are the perfect mother!
- Wishing you a first-class Mother’s Day – you deserve it.
- We’ve shared so many things — but I don’t share with you enough how much I love you!
- Mum, on this Mother’s Day I want to apologise for everything I did growing up.
- Can’t wait to share a glass of wine together – until then, Happy Mother’s Day!
- Although I hope you already know, my love for you just grows and grows!
- Love is not just candlelight dinners, sentimental poems, and bouquets of flowers. It’s also bandaging scraped knees, reading favourite stories over and over, and always being there to listen and encourage Love is all the things you do, every day, without fail, to make our house a home, our family a wonderful place to be. Happy Mother’s Day, With All My Love
- Thanks for being there when I need you the most and even when I didn’t.
- A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place
How to write your own Haiku.
What is a Haiku?
A Haiku is an ancient form of poetry, originating in Japan in the 17th century. It is known as one of the simplest forms of poetry.
Traditionally the poems are structured with three lines, with the first and final lines containing five syllables each. The remaining seven syllables in the middle line. Poems of this type are normally focused around nature, or juxtaposed with nature. While this may seem simple, the task is surprisingly tricky.
The first step to writing any form of poetry is deciding on the subject matter. What do you wish to write about? Traditionally, haikus are focused on nature, however, for this example we will write about Mother’s Day.
Using short, yet dramatic words, create a first line that comprises only five syllables. When writing this line, think about how you wish to invoke your reader’s attention. Make it punchy. Where possible, juxtapose with natural elements.
First line example: Like branches intertwined.
Treat the second line of your Haiku as a response or answer to the initial line. The line does not need to rhyme and capitalisation is left to the poets discretion, so write freely. This line must total no more, or less than, 7 syllables.
Second line example: A mother and her daughters,
Your third and final line should comprise no more or less than 5 syllables. When writing this line, think of it as the conclusion of your statement. This line is often the simplest line of the poem.
Third line example: Are forever tied.
Your final haiku should look something like this:
Like branches intertwined,
a Mother and her daughters,
are forever tied.