Monday, April 12, 2010

When Mother Reads Aloud

When Mother reads aloud, the past
Seems real as every day;
I hear the tramp of armies vast,
I see the spears and lances cast,
I join the trilling fray;
Brave knights and ladies fair and proud
I meet when Mother reads aloud.
When Mother reads aloud, far lands
Seem very near and true;
I cross the desert's gleaming sands,
Or hunt the jungle's prowling bands,
Or sail the ocean blue.
Far heights, whose peaks the cold mists shroud,
I scale, when Mother reads aloud.
When Mother reads aloud, I long
For noble deeds to do -
To help the right, redress the wrong;
It seems so easy to be strong,
So simple to be true.
Oh, thick and fast the visions crowd
My eyes, when Mother reads aloud.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog. I was touched by "When Mother Reads Aloud." My special needs son struggled greatly with school but always loved to have me read to him. What a precious way to spend time with our little ones even when everything else is a struggle!
Thanks for sharing.

Theresa

7:41 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Theresa,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your words are so true. I find that no matter how hectic a day is, reading together is a way to restore peace and build relationships with our children. Sometimes you just have to get off the merry-go-round.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Emily J. said...

I love these pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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Blogger Emily said...

Emily,
Thank you for visiting. We love fine art, too!

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Hi Emily,

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Blogger Mark Parsons said...

Dear Emily:
Here I am: another blast from the past.
Every now and then, getting nostalgic.
Missing you.
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1:19 PM  
Anonymous Emily Darling said...

Hi Mark.....I left you a message and a friend request on Facebook. You can contact me through FB if you want to chat, okay?

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