Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PICTURES OF MOTHER, by STELLA PFEIFFER BAISCH

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PICTURES OF MOTHER, by            
First Line: My mother's picture as a girl
Last Line: The smile of mother mine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mothers; Pictures

My Mother's picture as a girl
Is lovely maiden-sweet,
With clear true eyes and flaxen curl
And hands crossed trim and neat.

But far more beautiful is now
My Mother's lovely face,
Since life's full years upon her brow
Their finest etchings trace.

Upon her face her soul has wrought,
Like silver filigree,
With bright transcendent beauty fraught
A wondrous tracery.

Her hands an intricate design
Of filmy texture knit,
And speak their character as fine,
As softly exquisite.

The snowy hair above a brow
All limned with love, benign,
The tender eyes of Mother now
Reflect the radiant shine,
Like sunny skies above the snow,
The smile of Mother mine.

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