Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mutual Admiration

Maternal Admiration (1869), PD-1923

In keeping with last week's celebration of babies, today's little ditty explores the bond between our helplessly loveable miracle-child and his/her mother.  (Can you see where I'm headed later in the week?)

I was delighted to find this gorgeous work by French painter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), Maternal Admiration.  It so perfectly illustrates an ethereal and unbreakable bond between mother and child.

Here's my take on that special bond, from the baby's point of view:

          Sing to me softly a sweet lullaby
          Comfort and hold me whenever I cry
          Love me and love me and love me some more
          For you are my mommy, the one I adore. 
                                                             © 2005 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.



  1. That is a beautiful painting! They both look so very content. Your poem matches the mood well.

    1. Indeed, thank you Monsieur Bouguereau! I was thrilled to find something that conveyed exactly the subtext I was looking for. Thanks for stopping by, Tabatha.