My Mother, My Rock

//My Mother, My Rock

To all the valiant women here, Happy Mother’s Day! 

The Courage That My Mother Had

The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;
Now granite in a granite hill.
The golden brooch my mother wore
She left behind for me to wear;
I have no thing I treasure more:
Yet, it is something I could spare.
Oh, if instead she’d left to me
The thing she took into the grave!–
That courage like a rock, which she
Has no more need of, and I have.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

By | 2008-05-11T20:55:46+00:00 May 11th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|0 Comments

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