Cherry Blossoms for Mother’s Day

Cherry Tree in Bloom

Our oldest love, our first love,
Unfolds with our own birth,
Grows as we take our first steps.
The love that makes us children again.
We love you, Mom!

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

52 thoughts on “Cherry Blossoms for Mother’s Day

  1. A beautiful tribute on Mother’s Day. It is simple but says so much!
    I want to invite you to join the Free Style Writing Challenge. I hope you will be able to.


  2. “A first love which unfolds with our own birth”… What a beautiful way to put it down in words!…
    A lovely tribute for Mother’s Day, dear Bren… Thanks for sharing! … Best to you. Aquileana ⭐


  3. Hello Brenda!
    Our childrens are surely the most precious treasure we have! these little tyrants:=)
    Caring for my son & loving him unreservedly — has been a sort of revelation to me. Being around him every day is also an opportunity to know myself better. He wrote me a few letters on Sunday. I was simply crying. I still have them on the table… and they will stay there for a long, long time!

    I did prepare your recipe! wonderful inspiration! thank you!


  4. Beautiful thoughts for Mothers Day, and Cherry Trees – my absolute favourite tree! 😀 Your poem made me think of my next door neighbours, they had their first baby six months ago, so that little one is yet to take their first steps with their Mum and Dad. But it had it’s first cold very recently – poor little thing, I heard it coughing and keeping Mum and Dad awake most of the night! She sounds like a very good mother – good mothers are very precious. I tweeted my rose image for Mothers Day, with a tiny micropoem – so you can have this one as you are a lovely Mother – Happy Mothers Day Brenda – hope you’ve had a good day!!♥


    • “Only a rose will do
      for the one
      who has given so much”
      That is lovely, Suzie!! I agree, a rose is a perfect flower to symbolize the love of moms. My son gave me a card that made me cry. This is what it said on the front: “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known, but even that is an understatement. — F. Scott Fitzgerald.” I might cry again now. I’ve had a great day!! XOXO


  5. Thank you for this exquisitely beautiful poem! Just had to reblog, thanks, Brenda. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, and enjoy it those of you who participate in making it special. Special hugs for those of you who are missing your mothers…


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