It’s Mother’s Day today! Μάνα, that’s the Greek word, being considered démodé meaning out of fashion, but is still being used by all age groups to describe those special persons our mums are. Mάνα is like Manna meaning the food form Heaven, in the Bible or the spanish word manna meaning something is much needed and welcome. This is our Mothers, so needed and always welcome even when we disagree with them. Μητέρα means Mother and comes from the ancient Greek word ” μήτηρ”(may’-tare), meaning the one who gives birth. Our mums always give space to us for new beginnings and ideas, they always have brilliant ideas to share and thanks to these ideas and suggestions we get the courage to fight life’s difficulties. Μαμά means Mommy, Mum and is mostly , at least for me, a happy, joyful word to use to call my Μάνα! Old habits die hard as the saying goes! Words don’t matter but your Love and recognition for your Mother’s Unconditional Love surely does! Do buy her flowers and write her a poem, give her a hug and recall your bad and good moments together!The following poems are some of my best, including the Greek poet’s Odysseas Elyti’s poem! Till next Rock Post enjoy the day today with your mum!
Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear – Poem by Robert Burns
A man of strife ye’ve born me:
For sair contention I maun bear;
They hate, revile, and scorn me.
I ne’er could lend on bill or band,
That five per cent. might blest me;
And borrowing, on the tither hand,
The deil a ane wad trust me.
Yet I, a coin-denied wight,
By Fortune quite discarded;
Ye see how I am, day and night,
By lad and lass blackguarded!
To My Mother – Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
To-day’s your natal day,
Sweet flowers I bring;
Mother, accept, I pray,
And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give