Mother's Day

In honour of our Mothers and the immeasurable  contribution they make to society I have chosen a selection of paintings representing Motherhood.
The Cradle by Berthe Morisot.

Mother and Child by Eastman Johnson.  

Tahitian Woman and Two Children by Paul Gauguin.  

The Young Mother by Mary Cassatt.  

Mother and Child detail from The Three Ages of Woman by Gustav Klimt.

Mother at the Stove by Marc Chagall.  

And please indulge me the inclusion of another art form- a poem by a favourite poet Emily Dickinson.

Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child,
The feeblest of the Waywardest,-
Her admonition mild

In forest and the hill
By traveller be heard,
Restraining rampant squirrel
Or too impetuous bird.

How fair her conversation,
A summer afternoon,-
Her household, her assembly;
And when the sun go down  

Her voice among the aisles
Incites the timid prayer
Of the minutest cricket,
The most unworthy flower.

When all the children sleep
She turns as long away
As will suffice to light her lamps;
Then, bending from the sky,

With infinite affection
An infiniter care,
Her golden finger on her lip,
Wills silence everywhere.